With Olivia Chow set to declare, Toronto’s mayoral-candidate collection is almost complete
Every collector knows there’s nothing quite like a complete set, and Toronto is about to have one: the last of 2014’s crop of major mayoral contenders appears ready to enter the race within the next two weeks.
The Star reports that campaign organizers for Olivia Chow are saying that the Trinity-Spadina MP will file her nomination papers during the week of March 17th, at which point she’ll release a complete platform—something none of her challengers have done—and the election will presumably get underway in earnest. John Laschinger, who helped engineer David Miller’s come-from-behind win during the 2003 election, will be leading Chow’s campaign.
Chow will have plenty of room to maneuver. None of the other major candidates are considered left-leaning, whereas her own progressive cred is unassailable. Her considerable campaign machinery (the Star says she already has senior aides, a volunteer network and a fundraising team on standby) will give her an edge—particularly over Rob Ford, whose campaign staff at the moment seems to consist mainly of his brother. The Star’s sources say Chow’s decision to stay out of the race until this point was a strategic one, intended to give her right-leaning rivals time to start attacking each other, rather than her.
7 thoughts on “With Olivia Chow set to declare, Toronto’s mayoral-candidate collection is almost complete”
Olivia is a beloved and respected Toronto icon, even across a politically diverse spectrum. She will not be subjected to frivolous smears as a campaign tool because it will backfire. It would be extremely unwise for anyone, like Ford, to engage in such a thing. This neuters Ford. Make no mistake about it, Olivia is a very real contender here. Very real indeed.
I’ll be releasing my complete platform by this weekend. I’m obviously not a major candidate (at this point), but you’ll be able to find it on mayorbillard.com . All the best to Olivia, John, David, and the other candidates.
Quebec is having its provincial election on April 7th. 33 days.
Toronto is having its city election on October 27. 10 months±. Much, much too long.
How will she ever explain how Jack and her were living in subsidized housing under her Mother’s name while she and jack were both working for the City ?????
So Olivia is an icon but did you know she and jack were ;living in subsidized housing under her mother’s name while they were both on city payroll making over $200,000.
a year????? That’s how pure she is, check it out, it’s public knowledge and on the net. I don’t expect this to be printed as most of my comments are censured for speaking the truth.!!!!
Chow’s disrespect for veterans and abuse of public funds are well
documented. Her abuse of government financial aide meant for people of
limited means and her manipulation of government policy should make any
voter very very…VERY wary of electing such an societal leach.
If Toronto thinks it has money problems now, you have no idea what your in
for if this societal parasite is let loose. She has never governed
anything a day in her life (other than Jack) and there are good reasons
for that. In the past, those in positions of authority who observed her ways always deemed it better to keep her rained in and constrained because she would reek havoc if given authority.
This is the type of person that believes society owes her and she is in it to take whatever is out there for the taking. Do you really want such a person as your representative? There are a many better, more honest, more sincere and committed candidates out there than this parasite.
Beware..what you see is not what it appears to be.
She is only an icon to those who think society owes them a living. Ford may be a buffoon, but he can be gotten rid of by a vote.
Once you elect a leach like Chow, its there for life, the gift that keeps on taking. Toronto in either case (ford or chow) deserves better, and NEEDS better.
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