• It's time for big changes:
    Tory can't stop progressive from taking control of Council
    [Nick Fillmore | OpEd | TCRP]

    John Tory is a failure as leader of the City of Toronto. His conservative, do-little approach to city governance means that issues that were problems in the past are now at a crisis stage. Tory pretty much has control of council because he is supported by right-wing councillors that make up the majority of council. Tory and the right-wingers have failed to make meaningful progress in fighting issues such as child poverty and a lack of adequate housing. Toronto has the highest rate of child pov…

  • Three key candidates in the Toronto election selected by TCRP;
    Calls for volunteers to tilt the balance

    A Toronto city council with a majority of progressive councillors is within reach, according to Nick Fillmore, a journalist who launched Toronto Council Renewal Project (TCRP) to mobilize support for candidates who want to make the city better. Three wards are particularly crucial, Fillmore says. “Great candidates are poised to shift the balance of power in Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Humber River - Black Creek, and Scarborough North. In the west end of the city, TCRP is campaigning hard to help Amber …

  • On October 22 | Vote For A Prosperity Platform
    [Andre Bermon | Toronto Council Renewal Project ]

    Two city-wide advocacy coalitions, Social Planning Toronto and Commitment TO Prosperity, have teamed-up to launch the Prosperity Platform, a movement to get candidates in the 2018 municipal election to commit in implementing Toronto’s Poverty Reduction Strategy (TPRS). In a time when one in five children and one and four adults live in poverty and where social services, public transit and education are becoming increasingly unreachable, the Prosperity Platform aims to promote the strategies that…

  • Incumbent vs. incumbent: Key races to watch in Toronto's 25-ward election
    Victoria Gibson | The Globe & Mail

    With the Ontario government winning a court decision in its battle to cut Toronto city council from 47 seats to 25, many long-time councillors now find themselves facing off against other incumbents ahead of the Oct. 22 municipal vote. Almost every one of the new, larger wards will feature two incumbents running against each other. Some candidates have already stepped away, allowing their colleagues to run unhindered by another incumbent, such as Councillor Sarah Doucette, who would have had to …

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