By Hailey Chan, Bruce Laregina and Bethany Van Lingen
Toronto mayoral candidate and former MPP Olivia Chow visited Ryerson at noon Friday. She grabbed a hug from president Sheldon Levy and chatted with student journalists.
Chow spoke with the student press after her absence at last week’s mayoral debate on campus. Chow’s digital director said Chow didn’t attend the debate because of a scheduling conflict and “concerns about the moderator’s neutrality.” The moderator of the debate was Ryerson professor Ralph Lean, a well-known Conservative who had promised to fundraise for Ford.
Lean has since announced he will be a “neutral observer” this election. For more about Chow’s appearance at Rye, scroll through the live blog below: