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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

Post-World Pride analysis: Ambitious Toronto organizers overwhelmed by World Pride beast...

The massive party of World Pride in Toronto is over. The unabashed winners from World Pride were private businesses like bars, hotels, restaurants and other establishments which got a major boost to their profits. Most establishments...Show More Summary

The far-right Common Sense Revolution is now officially dead...

I'm still overjoyed with last night's historic win for Kathleen Wynne's Liberals in Ontario. Wynne is now the first elected female premier of Ontario, and the first out LGBT person to be elected to lead a state/provincial/national government...Show More Summary

I really hope Kathleen Wynne makes more history for LGBT people on Thursday...

I was in the voting room at the Ontario Liberal leadership convention in January 2013 for the final ballot count which elected Kathleen Wynne. I had been there as a scrutineer for Sandra Pupatello, the woman Wynne defeated to win the leadership. Show More Summary

So many accusations of "corruption" flying around, the word is now being rendered almost meaningless...

Don't like your Liberal political opponents much? Are they eating your lunch and beating you in the leadership department? Why not throw a few smears at them and hopefully bring them down a peg or two by calling them "corrupt"? Better yet, claim that "corruption" is rife within their government. Show More Summary

Hudak uptick this week will be good news for the Wynne Liberals on election day next week...

After a rough month on the campaign trail, this past week was rather good for Tim Hudak. He was generally viewed as winning the leaders' debate on Tuesday (although I still found him as phoney and overly-scripted as he's ever been.)Show More Summary

Toronto Sun cartoon makes fun of brutal violence depicted against Kathleen Wynne

The cheapening of political discourse has hit a new low today courtesy of the Conservative Party's print media wing, the Toronto Sun. How exactly are we to interpret this distasteful cartoon by Donato? Clearly the glasses make it clear the cartoonist and paper are depicting the aftermath of some kind of physical attack on Kathleen Wynne. Show More Summary

When everybody expects a leader to be very bad, but ends up just being sort of bad, I guess that means he wins the debate...

I've had 24 hours now to digest what I saw during yesterday's Ontario leaders' debate, as well as the knee jerk analysis last night and today's commentary and reactions. I watched last night with my politically-inclined Brazilian boyfriend, whose knowledge of Ontario politics and the three leaders is less long-term than mine. Show More Summary

2014 Toronto Inside Out LGBT Film Festival wraps: My favourite flicks this year...

Another year, another Toronto Inside Out LGBT Film Festival draws to a close. The festival tends to creep up on many film lovers in Toronto, so many friends of mine remarked to me this year they forgot to go see much. Not me, of course. Show More Summary

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