Posts Tagged ‘ Toronto election 2014 ’

Watching swearing-in of Rob Ford’s successor on TV most democratic way of welcoming Mayor Tory

Dec 5th, 2014 | By | Category: In Brief

Like others on this site, I have been an agnostic on John Tory — who was sworn in as the new Mayor of Toronto, Canada’s current largest metropolis, this past Tuesday. (Mr. Tory succeeds the better internationally known Rob Ford, now battling a rare form of cancer. While he recovers, Rob is sitting as one […]



Citizen X tells it like it is on morning after 2014 Toronto election

Oct 28th, 2014 | By | Category: In Brief

As Rob Ford stressed during one of his random TV appearances, for a time early on in the evening of Monday, October 27, 2014 Doug Ford was running only about three points behind John Tory. But the final numbers for the big three were John Tory 394,775 votes or 40.3%, Doug Ford 330,610 votes or […]



The last hurrah of Tory Toronto .. just before the next new thing?

Oct 26th, 2014 | By | Category: In Brief

People who don’t live in or even vaguely like Toronto, and are fed up with both Rob and Doug Ford and  the 2014 Toronto mayoral race, may take comfort from the fact that the race has effectively ended even before election day tomorrow, Monday, October 27. Or as John Wright, senior vice president of the […]



Are Rob and Doug Ford only the beginning of a long story of change in Toronto the not so good?

Oct 20th, 2014 | By | Category: In Brief

A valued Nova Scotia correspondent who also knows Canada’s largest big city urged me to look at Royson James’s column in this past Friday’s Toronto Star : “Politics exposes Toronto’s troubled past and future … The election campaign elicits despair as it reveals the city’s so-easily manipulated divisions.” I’m glad I did finally read Mr. […]



Key current views from the 6 .. more edgy New Democratic rumours in the big city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jul 18th, 2014 | By | Category: In Brief

It may be hard to get a word in about anything but the Malaysian airplane disaster in east Ukraine today (or possibly the new Israeli ground offensive in Gaza) — and with good enough reason. But life in our own small corner still goes on. This week we’ve been at the receiving end of two […]



Summer in the city 2014 : will John Tory at last be new big surprise Mayor of Toronto that everyone misses?

Jul 9th, 2014 | By | Category: In Brief

The counterweights editors have presented me with two pieces of evidence as the Summer of 2014 descends on the city with the heart of a loan shark. (And its wider environs — from the depths of downtown just north of the Great Lake waterfront, to the refreshing and reviving, much less industrially spolied smaller lake, […]



Key current campaigns : Olivia Chow, Alex Mazer, and Richard Underhill in Toronto, and Tim Hortons in Quebec

Mar 18th, 2014 | By | Category: In Brief

At least some people are talking about how interesting the Quebec provincial election campaign has suddenly become. See, eg : “Marois says rest of Canada would be welcome to visit independent Quebec” ; “Independent Quebec would keep Canadian dollar, Marois says” ; “Marois tells Canada not to be afraid of Quebec election outcome” ; “Naked […]