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Why this mayoral election is so important to Toronto’s youth

Why this mayoral election is so important to Toronto’s youth

Toronto’s Apple and Twitter generation has either already voted in advance voting or is gearing to vote on Oct. 27 in perhaps Toronto’s most controversial mayoral election. It’s been a rollercoaster of political events, and the youth have never been more interested. The shocking revelation of Mayor Rob Ford’s crack scandal was just one of his many embarrassing antics. Torontonians saw […]

by Fatima Kazmi· · News, Off Campus
Mayoral candidate Olivia Chow, celebrates Pride Week in Toronto as supporters cheer on. (Courtesy/Wikimedia Commons)

The big, racist, sexist, homophobic elephant in the room

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 […]

by Michael Lyons· · Opinion, Top stories
Ryerson grad Michael Tasevski is running for mayor. He decided to run in January and officially announced his candidacy on Feb. 24.

Recent Ryerson grad runs for mayor

Mike Tasevski couldn’t get a job in his field after university, so he decided to run for mayor. The 23-year old Ryerson politics and governance graduate made the decision to enter the upcoming elections after a hockey game with his high school buddies. Tasevski, who graduated in 2013, decided to run in January and officially announced his candidacy on Feb. 24. When he […]

by Bethany Van Lingen· · News, Off Campus, students