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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

John Tory takes lead in new Nanos poll on Toronto's mayoral race

Well, things are getting interesting. Just two days after I decided to ignore most public opinion polls except for Nanos Research polls, that very company has come out with a new poll in the Toronto mayoral race.The results put JohnShow More Summary

Public opinion polling in Canada descends into madness, so let's ignore polls and just follow our guts, please!

Something really bad has happened to the quality of public opinion polls in Canada in recent years, particularly those trying to gauge voter opinions during election campaigns. Recent polling disasters - in which the final results bore...Show More Summary

Shirtless Joe fights back against terrible Rob Ford

This Global News video of Joe Killoran, an ordinary East York resident out for a jog Tuesday, made the rounds on the internet last night, and won Killoran massive amounts of fans across Toronto. Killoran, now popularly known as "Shirtless...Show More Summary

Trudeau Liberals emerge as undisputed main challengers to Harper Conservatives after June 30th byelections

Happy Canada Day to all! To celebrate, here's another look at a glorious 2008 shot of Canadian actor Shawn Ashmore showing off his national pride (and some naked hip)! I took a break from blogging after the recent Ontario election to focus on the rest of my life. Show More Summary

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