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Q-And-A with Kristyn Wong-Tam

Q-And-A with Kristyn Wong-Tam

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 […]

by Rachel Surman· · education, jobs, News, On Campus, students
Tory spoke to voters outside of Sherbourne Station on election day earlier this week. (Ramna Shazad/ Ryersonian Staff)

‘Anything’s better than a Ford,’ Student reaction to John Tory’s 2014 mayoral election win

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 […]

John Tory braves rain for first news conference as mayor-elect

John Tory braves rain for first news conference as mayor-elect

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 […]

by Haley Rose· · News, Off Campus
Olivia Chow outside of the Ryerson Students' Union, urging students to vote.

Olivia Chow visits Ryerson, urges students to vote

  “Did you vote today?” was the first question Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow asked students at her visit to the Ryerson Students’ Union on election day. Chow’s quick visit on Monday was to urge students on campus to vote if they had not already done so. Wearing a hard-to-miss bright yellow scarf, Chow posed for pictures and shook hands with […]

by Pema Tsering· · News, On Campus, students
Ford speaking at the Metro Central YMCA after a mayoral election. (Alex Guibord, Creative Commons)

Last minute mayoral candidates for the indecisive voter: Ford

Doug Ford has steadfast priorities: building subways, cutting taxes, and maintaining an emphasis on the populism that won his brother, Mayor Rob Ford, an election in 2010. But it seems that he’s forgotten about students, neglecting to attend student-organized debates and eschewing topics like child care and affordable housing – points that Olivia Chow has underscored in an effort to […]

by Kabeer Sethi· · education, News, Off Campus, students
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