Toronto-Danforth candidates for 2011

2011 October 6 provincial election

Candidates in the 2011 October 6 provincial election, in reverse alphabetical order of family name, because that puts Tim Whalley first:

  • Tim Whalley, Green Party of Ontario.
  • Stéphane Vera, Freedom Party of Ontario.
  • Peter Tabuns, Ontario NDP/NPD.
  • Marisa Sterling, Ontario Liberal Party.
  • John Richardson, Canadians’ Choice Party.
  • John Christopher Recker, Ontario Libertarian Party.
  • Rita Jethi, PC Party of Ontario.
  • Kevin Clarke, The People

Elections Ontario logo 2011The Elections Ontario website has the official list of registered candidates.

2011 May 2 federal election

Candidates in the 2011 May 2 federal election, in alphabetical order of given name, because that puts Adriana first:     Read more »

Toronto-Danforth 2008 results

Well, we beat the Conservatives and we passed the magic 10% mark at which a portion of campaign expenses are reimbursed.

Final results rounded to the nearest percent:

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Jack Layton NDP 45%
Andrew Lang Liberal 30%
Sharon Howarth Green 13%
Christina Perreault Conservative 12%

Only candidate who stayed to the end

At the risk of being petty…     Read more »

Jack Layton’s empty seat

An empty chair for Jack Layton at the all-candidates debateAn empty chair represents Jack Layton, who didn’t show up at his own all-candidates debate last night.  Citytv reports on the feelings of local residents.

Jack Layton's empty seat at all-candidates debate

NDP leader stifles democracy … again

TORONTO, ONTARIO – October 7, 2008 –Jack Layton, who only four weeks ago tried to deny the people of Canada the opportunity to see and hear Elizabeth May in the televised leaders’ debates, is again attempting to stifle democracy by refusing the attend his own all-candidate’s debate.     Read more »

Toronto-Danforth all-candidates meeting

Update:  This is an old post.  Click here for 2011.

Toronto-Danforth All-candidates meeting
Tuesday, 2008 October 7, 8 pm
Riverdale Collegiate, 1094 Gerrard St East
not: St Barnabas Anglican Church

Update: Now combined with Ralph Thornton debate, so some of the debate-format information below may have changed… Each of the candidates will be given 10 minutes to speak to the audience. There will be a 45-minute question and answer period and then each candidate will be given 2 minutes to summarize their position.     Read more »

Homeless Response Alliance all-candidates meeting

Homeless Response Alliance all-candidates meeting
Tuesday, 2008 September 23, 12:30 pm
WoodGreen, 875 Queen St East

Toronto-Danforth candidates to speak about homelessness and poverty, including the connections to immigration and refugees. Sharon Howarth will be there. For more information, contact Holly Kraer at 416-850-8785 or 647-222-4420.

Here’s Elizabeth May talking about poverty and homelessness:
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And here she is talking about poverty and seniors:
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Update: The links above went missing, sadly, when Google Video closed up shop.  Here are some additional videos of Elizabeth talking about poverty:

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My conscience demands it

A letter cc-ed from a resident, reproduced with permission:

Mr. Lang,

Thank-you for meeting with me the other night – I appreciate the demands on your time.  But – as you and I discussed last week – it is important that all Canadians vote their conscience.

For that reason, I cannot support the Liberals, including any act that could be construed as support, such as supporting a Liberal candidate.

I was appalled to learn that Mr. Dion’s version of support for expanded democracy (i.e., including Elizabeth May in the debates) was so feeble.  True support doesn’t come with conditions.     Read more »

2008 Aug 20: The Price of Carbon

Wednesday, 2008 August 20, 7 pm
Ralph Thornton Centre

765 Queen St East (east of Broadview)

Just Earth invites you to a community forum examining the link between climate change and the cost of fossil fuels.     Read more »