Kristyn Wong-Tam, city councillor for Toronto Centre-Rosedale, spoke with The Ryersonian about her re-election, plans for the university and the hate speech that worked its way into her successful campaign. This interview is condensed. The Ryersonian: Tell our readers about election night. What was it like to have that much support from the residents of your ward? KWT: I’m incredibly […]
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Some Ryerson students have a lukewarm response to newly elected Toronto mayor John Tory, but said, “Anything’s better than a Ford.” Tory led the polls going into the election and was the general favourite to win. However, many students feel that he wasn’t necessarily the best candidate.“I think John Tory is a politer, cleaner version of Rob Ford and without […]
As voters cast their ballots on Oct. 28, the mayoral candidates did some last minute campaigning.
A triumphant John Tory held his first news conference, one day after being elected the new mayor of Toronto. Tory endured the afternoon rain to address strategies for his upcoming mayoralty, including transition plans. While he won’t officially take up the role until Dec. 1, he’s eager to begin the shift from Ford to Tory administrations, he said. He announced […]
On Monday Oct. 27, Toronto residents will head to the polls to elect a new municipal government. If you’re a Ryerson student aged 18 or older, you live in Toronto and you’re a Canadian citizen, you are eligible to vote in the election. All students are allowed to vote in the municipality where they live while in school, as well as […]
A Ryerson student has a front-row seat to mayoral candidate Olivia Chow’s campaign. Akemi Liyanage, 21, is a volunteer photographer for the Chow camp. It’s about more than just photos for the second-year journalism student. At Chow’s first rally, Liyanage found support from other students who care about the same issues. She went to cover the event alone, not knowing […]