Toronto should be a “refugee-free” zone, mayoral hopeful Rob Ford said in a televised debate Aug. 17. His opponents disagreed.
Toronto Votes 2010
Local media is buzzing with rumours of former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader John Tory making a late entrance into Toronto’s mayoral race.
The next mayor of Toronto, elected in the fall, will shape the city for the next four years. The mayoral candidates talked to the East Toronto Observer about four major issues, and their vision for Scarborough.
About a half-hour before Rob Ford addressed a throng of supporters at a rally to launch his mayoral campaign, the old Trooper classic “Raise a Little Hell” blared over the sound system. And Ford’s entry into the crowded race to become Toronto’s next mayor might just deliver on the song’s promise.
Toronto’s municipal election is eight months away. But candidates are already bringing important issues to the table. Two members of the Chinese community offer different perspectives on the city’s role in settling newcomers.
Mary Fragedakis’ entry into the race with Prue’s and Tabuns’ endorsement suggests that she’ll stake out the left of the political spectrum, offsetting another high-profile candidate to the right — Jane Pitfield, the former Ward 26/Don Valley West councillor who was David Miller’s major opponent in the 2006 mayor’s race.
Mayoral candidates for this fall’s municipal election appear eager to make changes at the Toronto Transit Commission.
Energy and Infrastructure Minister George Smitherman has announced he will run for mayor of Toronto in next year’s civic election.