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This is a mayoral campaign thread, not for the tabloid stuff

Who will you vote for in October?

  • Doug Ford

    Votes: 4 6.5%
  • John Tory

    Votes: 24 38.7%
  • Olivia Chow

    Votes: 27 43.5%
  • Other

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • Not voting

    Votes: 6 9.7%

  • Total voters
    62
  • Poll closed .

erika

TRIBE Member
Of course the same Fords voted against any funding that could have maybe brought basketball courts to, say, somewhere close to public housing so the kids could have easy access...
 
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ndrwrld

TRIBE Member
Of course the same Fords voted against any funding that could have maybe brought basketball courts to, say, somewhere close to public housing so the kids could have easy access...
Rob's voted against just about every single initiative that would being assistance to high risk people of any age in Toronto. Unless it's for a new Cricket Pitch.
 

erika

TRIBE Member
"Taxes need good PR. Taxes pay for things."
Morgan Baskin this morning on Metro Morning. This young woman is quite impressive. Watch for her in years to come.

Also there is a debate here: Events | Evergreen

She will not be in the debate, but will be speaking before it.
 
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alexd

Administrator
Staff member
It is a strange turn of events that, according to the latest poll, a vote for Chow is now a vote for Ford.

Clearly, she had the wrong people running her campaign. Or is it that her time in Ottawa has fully disconnected her from the Toronto reality?

A combination of both I suspect.
 

djfear

TRIBE Member
Alex, you should make a pole in this thread right now.

Who will you vote for on October 27th?

Chow
Ford
Soknacki
Tory
Other
Not voting
 

alexd

Administrator
Staff member
done.


And this is an interesting question: When will Olivia drop out of the race to ensure Rob Ford isn't elected as Mayor again?
 

Primavera

TRIBE Member
No, I do not think she would at all. If she was closer in ideology to Tory she might, but they are miles apart and most of their core base is quite distant. I really can't see her throwing support to a conservative like John Tory. No way.

I might strategically vote for Tory if the polling numbers show Olivia still sliding in October, this is despite me being a huge fan of Olivia and having donated a decent chunk of change to her campaign.

I don't like Tory, but in reality, ANYONE BUT FORD is what I will feel come election day.
 

djfear

TRIBE Member
Thank you!

For anyone who thinks voting is lame or doesn't make a difference, here are some facts:

In 2010, 768,815 people voted. That is 29.39% of the City of Toronto population (based on 2011 stats).

Ford was voted by 47.11% of those people, or 14.6%* of the City of Toronto population (based on 2011 stats).
*That number also includes non-eligible voters.

Based on those numbers, 7,688 votes constitutes a 1% point for a voter. It takes 76 people to make a visible 0.01% difference. So if you and 75 of your family & friends decided to vote for one person, you could in essence physically see that difference in the polling numbers.

Voting does have a very real impact, and on October 27th, go out and vote for the person you think will fuck things up the least, because after the last 4 years that's what my expectations have been set to. :|
 
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alexd

Administrator
Staff member
Warren Kinsella 'stepping back' from Olivia Chow campaign
No longer involved in day-to-day operations

BY DON PEAT, CITY HALL BUREAU CHIEF

TORONTO - Warren Kinsella is “stepping back” from the Olivia Chow campaign.

The high-profile political strategist made headlines last week when the John Tory campaign objected to his tweet characterizing their candidate’s SmartTrack plan as “segregationist.”

Kinsella — a senior volunteer on the Chow mayoral campaign who worked on rapid response — deleted the tweet and apologized to Tory but the former Progressive Conservative leader went on to take aim at Chow’s response to the incident and accuse her of “dirty politics.”

On Wednesday, the Chow campaign confirmed Kinsella is no longer involved with the day-to-day operations.

“He remains a volunteer on Olivia’s campaign but by mutual agreement is not involved day-to-day,” Chow spokesman Jamey Heath told the Toronto Sun.

In response to a media inquiry, Kinsella, who writes columns for the Sun and appears on Sun News Network, said he still supports Chow.

“Olivia will be a great mayor,” he said. “I help her where I can, which has always been the case. Stepping back was my decision, and no one else’s.

***TORONTO SUN****
 

kerouacdude

TRIBE Member
Another debate tonight, The Black Canadian Awards and Diversity Advancement Network are hosting the Black Canadian Mayoral Debate in Toronto.

Apparently it's about as Ford-unfriendly a crowd as the Ryerson one way back.
 

erika

TRIBE Member
Another debate tonight, The Black Canadian Awards and Diversity Advancement Network are hosting the Black Canadian Mayoral Debate in Toronto.

Apparently it's about as Ford-unfriendly a crowd as the Ryerson one way back.

Did anyone go to this? Ford does have a certain amount of popularity (unfortunately) in the Caribbean community.
I know Andray Domies was attending (not to debate, obviously) and would like to know how it turned out.
 
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erika

TRIBE Member
His behaviour has become more erratic, his brother is looker grumpier, and the sobriety coach is back in his office. Time for the other candidates to step up their game!
 

erika

TRIBE Member
So now Brad Duguid is right out there supporting Tory, saying he's not speaking for the government, but also saying he's got a lot of support in the government, AND saying he will FIGHT any attempt to switch back to the LRT for Scarborough.
Why? (that's rhetorical)
So annoying.
 
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SneakyPete

TRIBE Member
A discussion among mayoral candidates on how to boost the city’s film, TV and gaming industries was upstaged Wednesday by one candidate who didn’t show up and another who was furious she wasn’t invited.
...

Shortly after the private event got underway, another mayoral candidate who spells her name D!onne Renee, showed up and demanded to be included, arguing that she’s both a mayoral candidate and a part of the industry. She was escorted out by security a short time later.

Read more: Debate upstaged by rowdy candidate, absent mayor | News and Politics from CP24.com


Tough to take anyone with a "!" in their name seriously.
 

Klubmasta Will

TRIBE Member
good read here: Chow should become a social justice crusader: Keenan | Toronto Star

i agree that olivia chow's campaign has not been stellar thus far, which is well reflected in the polls, but i am still hoping her team can turn it around.

she is the only left-leaning candidate, and i think that is important for this city, especially now given the ever-increasing divide between the rich and the poor. i would not mind paying a bit more to live in a kinder city with better social programs and infrastructure. olivia would bring that mentality to everything she does, and she would build consensus among differing viewpoints to get results.

she is not the best debater (and she freely admits this, as english is not her first language), but she has the smarts and the proven ability to get things done.

at the end of the day, if i have to vote for john tory to keep rob ford out of office, i may hold my nose and do so, but i really do hope olivia chow and her team can turn it around.
 

derek

TRIBE Member
her language isn't the issue, she just doesn't have the confidence or skill set. vastly more qualified than ford, she just won't get enough support in this city, especially if she goes the 'social justice' issue, which most voters don't get or understand.

she would be the opposite end of building consenus from ford in that she'll try to please everyone, which won't work either. tory is way more honed on how to use his influence and persuasion to get things moving

no chance of turning it around imo (it was never really a starter).

start holding your nose will
 
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