Despite a national defeat, Michael Ignatieff says he wants to go on as leader of the Liberals as long as the party wants him. On Monday Ignatieff’s party placed third, behind the Conservatives and the NDP.
In the last days of her mother’s life coping with Alzheimer’s, Maria Minna took on the role of primary caregiver. She often relied on her family’s own resources when there didn’t appear to be help from government services.
When Rob Ford walked into the council chambers at Toronto City Hall, Antionette Wassilyn fluttered her arms around her heart; she seemed star struck by the new mayor. “Oh my gosh. He’s the best Christmas present Toronto could get,” she said. “I’m just so excited to be here.”
Don Cherry knows how to stand out in a crowd. Dressed in a neon pink suit to openly endorse Toronto mayor Rob Ford, Cherry made no apologies – either for the suit or his support for Ford.
First-time city councillors got a taste of what’s in store for them during the next four years at a reception at the University of Toronto Wednesday night. And if student reaction at the university is any indication, Mayor Rob Ford’s agenda will dominate the discussion.
Mayor-elect Rob Ford has less than a week to decide what kind of mayor he’s going to be.
A detailed vote breakdown clearly showed that the suburbs voted for Ford, and downtown for Smitherman. East York, meanwhile, was evenly divided between the candidates: Ford got 42 per cent of East York’s support compared to Smitherman’s 41 per cent.
We shouldn’t be applauding our 53 per cent voter-turnout rate, even if it is up from the last municipal election four years ago. It is still a failing grade.
A new battle is already brewing in Ward 35 following the Oct. 25 election of Michelle Berardinetti over incumbent Adrian Heaps.
A race so close it was almost a tie threw a little excitement into an otherwise uneventful election for Scarborough’s Catholic school board trustees