On Oct. 17, yet another poll was released to the media. It showed that mayoral candidate John Tory is squarely in the lead, six or nine percentage points up on his competitors. However, it all depends on your source. Since the candidates started campaigning in January, Toronto residents have been inundated with polls by Forum Research Inc., Nanos Research and […]
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Reporter Bethany Van Lingen squeezed into the crowd at Olivia Chow’s first campaign rally to get you the details about Chow’s campaign and her jibes at top competitors Rob Ford and John Tory. The Rally for a Better City, at The Westin Prince Toronto in North York, was held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 16. The previous […]
The past couple of weeks have certainly been busy for Rob Ford in terms of press coverage. On Feb. 28, a replica of Ford smoking a crack pipe appeared on a float in the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. Then on Mar. 3, Ford appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Ford said the visit to Los Angeles was to promote […]
The Ryersonian’s Bethany Van Lingen sits down with Michael Tasevski. Tasevski, a recent Ryerson grad, is running for mayor at 23. He couldn’t get a job in his field after university, so he decided to run for mayor. The Ryerson politics and governance graduate made the decision to enter the upcoming elections after a hockey game with his high school […]
It’s early in the game, but Toronto’s mayoral candidates are already vying for attention — and money — to fund their campaigns. Some of Ryerson’s professors are involved in this political game. Conservative lawyer and Ted Rogers business school professor Ralph Lean is known among the political community as the city’s top fundraiser for mayoral candidates. This week, however, the […]
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 […]