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But then again, Olivia Chow gave her best speech yet last night

I must admit that I'm very torn still about how to vote in the Toronto election, despite my last post.Some, including myself, previously have said Olivia Chow hasn't articulated a clear and inspiring vision in this campaign. But this...Show More Summary

Conservatives like John Tory seem to suffer from ideologically-driven mental blocks when it comes to "privilege"...

Ugh, just when he was doing so well, just days after I endorsed him on this blog, Toronto mayoral frontrunner John Tory told reporters last night that he doesn't believe "white privilege" exists.It happened in a media scrum after a Jane-Finch...Show More Summary

"It's about defeating the Fords, stupid." So I'm voting for John Tory!

Bob Hepburn delightfully sums up the state of affairs for about 65%-75% of Torontonians for whom the only issue in this municipal election is kicking the Fords out of the mayor's office after four years of woeful damage to our city's...Show More Summary

Greyhound Canada cancelled my Buffalo, NY bus schedule, didn't tell me, cost me money and then refused to pay me back...

We've all had travel nightmare stories. I've been mostly lucky in my life, at least when it comes to the airline industry.This story is small potatoes next to most airline horror stories we often hear about. But I thought I'd share it in the hopes of warning the public about Greyhound Canada, a company I used to respect but will no longer ride. Show More Summary

The reasons I really like John Tory and may still vote for him...

I have always liked John Tory and, as the polls show him as the best candidate to beat Doug Ford, I hope he does.If this new poll out today (showing a clear but modest lead for Tory over Ford with Olivia Chow trailing in third) is backed up by Nanos and other pollsters, I will be voting for him. Show More Summary

Very happy to support Andray Domise, running for TO city councillor in Ward 2 against Rob Ford

I shot this short video of Andray Domise, who's running for Toronto city councillor in Ward 2 in this municipal election, last night at a meet-and-greet event. As you can see, he's an articulate, level-headed, decent guy fighting to make his community better. Show More Summary

Doug Ford flips and flops on Toronto's Pride Parade while out councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam gets homophobic hate mail from Ford Nation

In Tuesday's debate among the three major candidates for Toronto mayor, Doug Ford was asked repeatedly by his opponents during one of the defining moments of the night if he would march in Toronto's Pride parade as mayor. Both John Tory...Show More Summary

John Tory's Pride comments show his thinking hasn't evolved much since 2007 religious schools debacle

This Inside Toronto article today by Dave Nickle nicely sums up many reasons why I'm growing more disappointed with John Tory's mayoral campaign. I have previously been quite open to voting for him, especially since he emerged as the main challenger to the incumbent buffoon Rob Ford. Show More Summary

It's time to take the hint, Rob Anders...

Rob Anders - the longtime Conservative MP, homophobe, social conservative dork, with a penchant for falling asleep in Parliament (see pic on the right) or veterans' committee meetings, the idiot who somehow imagined Tom Mulcair spedShow More Summary

TIFF '14: Benedict Cumberbatch's 'The Imitation Game' wins People's Choice Award

Due to vacations and work, I took it easy on TIFF this year, seeing only four movies. But I'm happy to say that one of those four films was Morten Tyldum's excellent 'The Imitation Game,' (pictured) which today won the People's Choice Award at the festival. Show More Summary

Rob and Doug Ford pull a switcharoo in Toronto's mayor race, giving Doug Ford a $1.3 million advantage....

Big news today in Toronto with Rob Ford dropping out of the mayor's race due to health issues. Now his brother Doug Ford is stepping in to run for Toronto mayor in Rob's place, because the family considers the mayor's chair to be Ford family property, I guess. Show More Summary

The awful Sam Sotiropoulos

A good friend of mine commented on this Global TV interview with idiot/homophobic Toronto school trustee Sam Sotiropoulos and said it all: "Kudos to the Global TV reporter here who doggedly attempted to engage demented school board trustee Sam Sotiropoulos on his inane comments about transgender people. Show More Summary

John Tory's critics complain about TIF but offer nothing to explain how they'll pay for their jumbo transit plans

I'm getting a little tired of John Tory critics picking apart his "Smart Track" proposal as "risky" and "dangerous" simply because he hopes to finance it with tax-increment financing or TIF. Such a plan could fall well short of paying the city's $3 billion share of Tory's plan, forcing taxpayers to pay in other ways. Show More Summary

Rob Ford can't run a high school football team, and he most certainly can't run a city....

This is required reading for Ford Nation or those bizarre people who appear to be still considering voting for the turd in October, according to the turd pollster Forum Research. Here's an excerpt from the Daniel Dale story today: "Mayor...Show More Summary

"Our Next Progressive Toronto City Councillor": Kate Holloway formally launches bid for city council seat in Ward 20 in Toronto

I'm very happy to be supporting my friend Kate Holloway (pictured) in her bid for a Toronto City Council seat this October. She's running in Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina, which was Adam Vaughan's former seat until he resigned to run federally. Show More Summary

Still struggling between John Tory and Olivia Chow in T.O.'s mayoral race

With this fairly quiet and not-hot-enough summer drawing to a close, the Toronto mayoral race is just about to switch into high gear. Polls offer a hint of clarity as many lately have shown John Tory pulling ahead, Olivia Chow falling back and Rob Ford stagnating, including the reliable Nanos. Show More Summary

Edward Keenan hits nail on the head of Rob Ford's "shamelessness" and "ignorance"

Very pleasant reading today courtesy of Edward Keenan in the Toronto Star. Here's an excerpt: " Is he shameless, or ignorant? Those seem to be the options. If he knows what he is talking about, then he is being brazenly dishonest. If...Show More Summary

Victory in Uganda as Anti-Homosexuality Act struck down in step towards ending discrimination | Amnesty International

Wonderful news!Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act struck down in step towards ending discrimination | Amnesty International "Uganda's Constitutional Court today ruled that the Act was "null and void" as not enough representatives were in...Show More Summary

Ford Nation bigots provoked by rainbows at Ford Fest; themes of similar hatred explored in great short film 'The Divide' by Ashley Monti

A very good friend of mine, director Ashley Monti, recently shared with me a copy of her new short dramatic film called 'The Divide.' The short film chronicles the efforts of armed, quasi-vigilantes who patrol the U.S.-Mexico border to try to stop illegals from entering their country. Show More Summary

Toronto Taxpayers Coalition don't give a crap about real taxpayers, only helping out Conservative politicians...

This statement below released today by Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow caught my attention: Reality Check: Taxpayers Coalition Misses Biggest Bill Taxpayers Face FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014 Oversight, cosy alignment with conservative...Show More Summary

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