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[20 Feb 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Doug Ford Won’t Be Running in the Next Provincial Election

The councillor announces he’ll focus instead on brother Rob’s mayoral campaign—but leaves the door open for a future provincial run.
By David Hains, Torontoist

Photo by HiMY SYeD / Photopia, from the Torontoist Flickr pool.
On Thursday morning, controversial first-term councillor Doug Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) announced that he will not run for the Progressive Conservative party in the next provincial election. The councillor said he …

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[10 Feb 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Mayoral debate draws crowd at UTSC  SCSU-organized event sees contenders spar on transit, environment, and homelessness

By Anjum Sultana, The Varsity

Himy Syed, co-organizer of the forum and past mayoral candidate, invited all 24 mayoral candidates to the event, however, only five were able to attend. Rob Ford, Toronto’s current mayor, shared the stage with David Soknacki, a former City of Toronto councillor. A number of other largely unknown candidates attended the event, including Robb Johannes, a social justice activist and musician; Al Gore, a former employee at Toronto Hydro; and Richard Underhill, a jazz musician.

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[6 Feb 2014 | Comments Off | ]
First Toronto mayoral forum at UTSC

The open statements of the forum were moderated by Himy Syed, a former Toronto mayoral candidate and Huffington Post writer. Syed asked the candidates questions about personal interests and past experiences and careers.

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