Toronto city council banned corporate and union campaign donations in 2009 to improve transparency and accountability and reduce the influence of special interests in municipal politics.“Let’s face it, the amount of money you can raise does have an impact on who gets elected,” then-mayor David Miller said at the time. “If you allow corporate donat...
Mayor John Tory (open John Tory's policard) has opened the door to big change in the way Torontonians choose their city representatives, throwing his support behind ranked ballots in the next civic election.Tory said this week, for the first time, that he backs ranked ballots, assuming the Ontario government delivers on Premier Kathleen Wynne’s directive to make that option available. A new...
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TTC CEO Andy Byford doesn’t have a vote. But he says it’s time to elect “visionaries in key offices,” who understand the value of transit, not just the cost.Byford said he’s not pushing any particular candidate, including TTC chair KarenStintz, who is running
It’s likely that public transit will play a deciding role in the outcome of municipal and provincial elections next year.
Gridlock is considered a leading issue with voters, and the Scarborough subway has already played a key role in a summer provincial by-election.
Subway, LRT or bus: the pros and cons
Here’s where the declared candidates for mayor and t...