By Alexia Kapralos and Jacqueline Tucci Mayor John Tory gave a press conference on the passing on former mayor and councilor Rob Ford Tuesday afternoon.
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Former mayor Rob Ford has died at the age of 46 after a long battle with a rare form of cancer. Ford’s office released a statement around 11 a.m. today. “With heavy hearts and profound sadness the Ford family announces the passing of their beloved son, brother and husband, and father,” said the statement, The family is asking that citizens respect their […]
Although Ryerson students seemed to lack the Blue Jays cheer, don’t let appearances fool you.
President Sheldon Levy was named a member of mayor-elect John Tory’s transition team on Tuesday, reported the Toronto Star. The mayor-elect announced that former deputy mayor Case Ootes will chair both the transition team and advisory council. They will feature key members from Tory’s campaign, former rival candidate David Soknacki and a variety of business, non-profit and academic leaders, including Levy. Levy […]
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 […]
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 […]
University and college students in Toronto are still being ignored by mayoral candidates John Tory and Doug Ford, the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario said in a news release last week. The candidates have not responded to many emails and calls, said Alastair Woods, chairperson of the CFS-O. “It is clear that neither Mr. Tory nor Mr. Ford believe student concerns […]
Three white guys and a Chinese-Canadian immigrant woman walk into a mayoral debate. A white, grey-haired, older male audience member stands up and takes the mike. “With due respect, this is directed to Ms. Chow,” he begins. “I’ve heard you talk about your immigrant background and how important it was, etc. I presume, in this room, there are plenty of […]
The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press. This week, Doug Ford begins his mayoral campaign and a young man is dead after a fatal stabbing at an Etobicoke high school. On campus, Ryerson receives a $2-million […]
The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press. This week, John Tory bails on two debates at Ryerson, Scotland’s independence referendum falls through and Ryersonian reporter Kayla Hoolwerf gives a rundown on Mayor Rob Ford’s hospitalization. Also, a Ryerson […]
The Ryersonian went to the heart of Ryerson’s campus to see if students would vote for Doug Ford. Doug Ford entered the race to replace his brother as the mayor of Toronto on Sept. 12. It came two days after it was announced that Rob Ford has malignant liposarcoma, a cancer of the fatty tissue, and would be undergoing chemotherapy. Rob […]
A mayoral debate on disability held at Ryerson on Monday turned heated as candidates John Tory and Olivia Chow veered off-course into transit. The two candidates began the debate at the Student Campus Centre relatively courteous toward each other — until Chow accused the Tory-backed Scarborough Subway expansion of taking funds away from disability projects on the TTC. She promises […]
John Tory has now become the flaky friend that cancels on you last minute. He’s the friend that clicks “attending” to your birthday party on Facebook, but never shows up. He’s the friend who sends the “Sorry, I can’t make it” text while you’re already sitting at the bar. But just like how we continue to make plans with our […]
The second mayoral debate, hosted at Ryerson and moderated by a Ryerson professor, topped the first for snarkiness. Top mayoral candidates, minus Olivia Chow, faced each other in the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre Thursday night. Law and business professor Ralph Lean invited Rob Ford, John Tory, Karen Stintz and David Soknacki to his class for a panel debate. The […]
The field of major mayoral candidates is set, since Olivia Chow officially entered the mayoral race this week. Too busy studying to keep on the antics and announcements of top candidates Rob Ford, John Tory, Olivia Chow, David Soknacki and Karen Stintz? We have an interactive break down of this year’s mayoral candidates. With seven months to go to til the […]
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John Tory, the former leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party, officially registered as a Toronto mayoral candidate Monday morning. Ninety minutes later, former TTC chair Karen Stintz did the same. Both right-leaning, Stintz and Tory have launched mayoral bids with platforms that seem to mirror each other. Both campaigns will focus on keeping taxes low and developing additional north-south […]