Post Tagged with: "mayor"

John Tory spoke with voters outside of Sherbourne Station on Monday. 
(Ramna Shazad, Ryersonian Staff)

President of Ryerson to help Tory transition into role as mayor

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 […]

Ryersonian poll: split between Tory and Chow

Ryersonian poll: split between Tory and Chow

A poll conducted by The Ryersonian Monday shows that students are split between Olivia Chow and John Tory in the upcoming municipal election. Students’ voting plans have dramatically changed since February, when The Ryersonian last polled students. While Chow’s support is approximately the same at 26 per cent, Tory’s support has gone from 2 per cent to 28.1 per cent. Taking the […]

by Nicole Thompson· · News, On Campus
Doug Ford

Doug woos Ford Nation with clone of Rob’s campaign

Speaking in front of a room full of Ford Nation supporters Tuesday night, Coun. Doug Ford reintroduced his brother’s platform as his own during his first appearance at a mayoral debate. Doug Ford hadn’t participated in any debates since he registered to run Sept. 12, when he took the place of Mayor Rob Ford, who was forced to withdraw after […]

by Sarah Traynor· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Morgan Baskin is the youngest candidate running for mayor of Toronto. (Courtesy Morgan Baskin)

Morgan Baskin: Teen mayor

Nineteen-year-old Morgan Baskin is running for mayor because she believes that young people need to build a future for Toronto — or there won’t be one. Baskin spoke at Ryerson last Wednesday in a Q-and-A event organized by the Ryerson Students’ Union and the Mobilizing Active Political Students (MAPS). The mayoral candidate said she does campus events to “make a […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Ryerson students react to Doug Ford’s campaign

Ryerson students react to Doug Ford’s campaign

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 […]

by Gina Wicentowich· · News, Top stories
Mayoral candidate John Tory (far right), at a debate hosted by Ryerson earlier this year. Tory was scheduled for two debates at Ryerson on Monday, but withdrew from both. (Russell Sabio/Ryersonian)

John Tory bails on Ryerson

The Ryerson Students’ Union voiced its disappointment on Monday after mayoral candidate John Tory cancelled two separate campus appearances. “The specific line that they gave us was they had competing campaign priorities and that in this new phase of the campaign, that those priorities were more important,” said Jesse Root, RSU’s vice-president for education. Tory was set to debate Olivia […]

by sidneyhannah.cohen· · News, On Campus, Top stories
A fringe mayoral candidate gate-crashed candidate Olivia Chow's question-and-answer session at Ryerson. (Katherine DeClerq/Ryersonian)

Fringe mayoral candidate crashes Olivia Chow Q&A

John Tory may have withdrawn from Monday’s mayoral debate at Ryerson, but Olivia Chow wasn’t alone on stage at the two-candidate event. She was joined shortly after 5 p.m. at the Sears Atrium in the engineering building on Church and Gould streets by someone uninvited — fringe candidate, D!ONNE Renee, who spells her first name entirely in capital letters and with the exclamation mark. […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Live Blog, News, On Campus, Top stories
(Courtesy Matt Shore)

This candidate is not your average ‘Jo’

Jo Temple is Toronto’s latest, unofficial mayoral candidate. She’s anti-sidewalks, fitness neutral, fiscally something and the heiress to a butter fortune. The only catch? She’s not real. The spoof candidate is part of a social awareness campaign that hopes to engage the youth vote, spearheaded by a group of 13 Ryerson radio and television arts (RTA) students. Jo Temple, loosely […]

by Abigale Subdhan· · News, On Campus
Ryersonian Book Club: Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story, by Robyn Doolittle

Ryersonian Book Club: Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story, by Robyn Doolittle

Title: Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story Genre: Biography Pages: 304 About the author: Robyn Doolittle is The Toronto Star’s city hall reporter. The Ryerson grad thought she was getting a demotion when her position changed at The Star, from crime reporting to reporting on City Hall. But soon, both of those worlds collided, and Doolittle found herself reporting on […]

by jsmohame· · Arts & Life, Literature
Olivia Chow most popular choice for mayor among students

Olivia Chow most popular choice for mayor among students

[View the story “Rob Ford, unpopular choice among Ryerson students” on Storify]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Uncategorized
What’s in the paper this week? Feb. 26-March 4

What’s in the paper this week? Feb. 26-March 4

by Tanya Cruz· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Top stories, Videos
In this Jan. 30, 2014 file photo, Olivia Chow speaks at Ryerson University. (Cosette Schulz/Ryersonian Staff)

Olivia Chow opens up about her journey as a politician

Olivia Chow addressed speculations about her possible bid for Toronto’s mayor during a panel at Ryerson, on Jan. 29. The MP hasn’t confirmed whether she’ll be running for the upcoming mayoral election, but she said she’s still “trying to make a decision.” At the beginning of the panel, host Cathy Crowe, who is a visiting practitioner at Ryerson, asked people […]

by Tanya Cruz· · Arts & Life, Literature, Live Blog, Media
Storify: Twitter users turn Mayor Ford into national joke

Storify: Twitter users turn Mayor Ford into national joke

Police Chief Bill Blair announced a video file has been recovered that is “consistent with those images that were previously reported in the press,” through an investigation called Project Traveler. The Ryersonian examines how Twitter users humorously reacted on the social media website.

by Victor Ferreira· · News, Off Campus
Toronto councillors call on Rob Ford to fess up

Toronto councillors call on Rob Ford to fess up

Three of Toronto’s veteran city councillors are calling on Mayor Rob Ford to come clean. Toronto police chief Bill Blair announced at a press conference this morning that police had seized a video file which includes Mayor Ford and is “consistent with previously reported images of the mayor.” The Toronto Star and Gawker both reported earlier this year that reporters […]

by Michael Duncan· · News, Off Campus, Videos