Toronto Centre candidates participated in their first debate of the 2015 campaign Tuesday night, but some of the attendees at the forum were upset that they didn’t get to ask questions of their own. While Conservative candidate Julian Di Battista did not attend, Bill Morneau (Liberal), Linda McQuaig (NDP) and Colin Biggin (Green) spoke before residents in St. James Town, answering questions that dealt with the community’s top four concerns: […]
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A Toronto Centre candidates’ debate is happening tonight, with all but one of the main four candidates scheduled to take part. Linda McQuaig (NDP), Bill Morneau (Liberal) and Colin Biggin (Green) will debate issues like immigration, poverty, housing and employment at St. Simon’s Church in St. James Town.
On Oct. 27, Toronto will elect a new municipal government. As voting day approaches, The Ryersonian asked the councillor candidates of Ward 27 (Toronto Centre-Rosedale) to share their visions for the community’s future. Although we requested interviews with all 10 of the Ward 27 candidates, Kamal Ahmed, David Byford, Susan Humfryes and Robin Lawrance did not respond by deadline. Kristyn Wong-Tam Background: First […]
By Jean Ko Din, Michael Duncan, Nuruddin Qorane and David Rockne Corrigan Ryersonian Staff Chrystia Freeland was greeted by a chorus of supporters chanting her name after she won the Toronto Centre byelection for the Liberal party Monday night. Freeland defeated NDP candidate Linda McQuaig with a 13 percentage point lead in the polls and more than 3,000 more votes. […]
In the past few weeks, many of us have been watching helplessly as the integrity of Toronto politics crumbles before our eyes. The surreal drama surrounding Mayor Rob Ford has conquered our newsprint and our airwaves, going viral on social media feeds during a crucial time for candidates of the Toronto Centre byelection, slated for Nov. 25. The headline-grabbing chaos […]
Entrepreneurship is a part of the solution to students’ financial problems and Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) is the perfect example, said the Liberal candidate for the Toronto Centre federal byelection, Chrystia Freeland. Freeland spoke with The Ryersonian Friday and identified tuition, student loans and entrepreneurship as three important areas her party is looking at. She touted the DMZ as an example […]
The same issue dominating newsstands for the last few weeks – corruption in the senate and Toronto city hall – carried over into the first all-candidates debate for the Toronto Centre byelection Wednesday evening. Candidates for the Liberals, Conservatives, NDP and even the Green party, which was previously barred from national debates, took part in the televised debate hosted by Rogers Television. […]
The cost of the tuition is hotly debated everywhere and that includes the Toronto Centre byelection where the Green Party and its candidate John Deverell are offering a unique solution to the problem. Deverell proposes a possible carbon tax on “fossil fuels” instead of lowering tuition. The tax could be used to address climate change and provide a subsidy to […]
The election date for the Toronto Centre byelection is November 25 and all four major parties are ramping up their campaigns to a full pace. Linda McQuaig, the NDP candidate, held a rally Saturday morning before she headed out to campaign for the day. Her office was full and the crowd overflowed out on the street waiting for NDP Leader […]
Both the Liberals and the NDP have nominated candidates for an upcoming federal byelection in Toronto Centre, the downtown riding that includes Ryerson. On Sunday the Liberal party selected Chrystia Freeland, a former Reuters journalist and author. The New Democrats choose Linda McQuaig, who is also a journalist and has published several books. The two nominations were watched closely. McQuaig […]