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2018 Municipal Election: Toronto Council Races

How many non-incumbent winners will there be on council?


  • Total voters
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  • Poll closed .

Skeezix

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Received an email from her a few hours ago which suggested that she was still in the race.

As someone with deep NDP connections, there is a lot of concern among the Toronto Danforth party faithful that Frag and Fletch will 'split' the progressive vote. At this point, I think Fletcher has the slight advantage, with a bigger volunteer pool and more name recognition than Frag or the other candidates like Lanrick Bennett.

I would have thought the NDP, Toronto Labour Council, etc would pick one candidate, presumably Fletcher, no?
 

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Officially...

From the City of Toronto election website, at this link:

Update on the 2018 Election

On September 19, 2018, the Court of Appeal for Ontario stayed the Superior Court of Justice decision of September 10, 2018 and as a result reinstated Bill 5 – Better Local Government Act, 2018 requiring the October 22, 2018 election to proceed on the basis of 25 wards.

The City Clerk is awaiting a second order from the Court of Appeal for Ontario to provide additional direction to conduct the election, including dates for re-opening nominations and other matters.

This page will be updated as soon as information becomes available.
And now Council will have to figure out how to efficiently get work done in much larger wards, people will have to figure out what ward they are in, committees will have to be reorganized ... it's going to be chaos for a while. Not that Doug cared one whit about that.
 

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Winners:

- Mike Colle, Matthew Kellway, Jimmy K: With the expanded wards effectively matching the provincial and federal boundaries, ex-politicians like the aforementioned have a huge head start.

- Mammo: With an expanded ward and list of candidates, Mammo now needs a smaller plurality of votes to win. Expect to see Doug Ford out stumping for him and a huge base of PC volunteers.

- Toronto’s development industry: Now with far less scrutiny from councillors.

Losers:

- Ausma Malik, Chris Moise, Jen Hollett, Kevin Vuong and Dan Fox, and pretty much any new faces looking to get elected.

- Elections Toronto staff: Can someone start a kickstarter to buy their office pizzas?
 

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^^^^ And maybe some buck-a-beer to wash it down. They're going to need all the help they can get.
 

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And George Smitherman, but that's okay.

It will be interesting to see how well Furious George does. I fully expect KWT to win, but I’m sure Slitherman will put on a good fight. It sounds like he burned a lot of bridges with the Toronto Centre Liberal riding association when he tried to railroad his recent provincial nomination. Also, KWT has support from a lot of Adam Vaughan, leftish-Liberal types.
 

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I doubt a panel of judges will invalidate an entire election and require a new 47 ward election.

Based on the decision today the courts are not as willing to rock the boat as the judge from last week and invalidating an election would be a drastic step.
 

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Is it confirmed that Mihevc and Matlow are running against each other? Matlow should move north.
One of the communications Matlow sent out recently mentioned running against a long time councillor in St Paul's. I don't think he has any plans to move north.
 

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Just hit me that two of the following councillors won’t be back. Glass half full?

- Frank Di Giorgio
- Frances Nunziata
- Norm Kelly
- Jim Karygiannis
 

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I doubt a panel of judges will invalidate an entire election and require a new 47 ward election.

Based on the decision today the courts are not as willing to rock the boat as the judge from last week and invalidating an election would be a drastic step.
The left looses an election and then tries to win with activists judges.
We have a parliamentary system of gov't where Parliament is supreme at the federal level and queens park at provincial level. These gov'ts can thus be voted out in the next election. if we want a system with judges passing laws then we should move always towards a presidential style of gov't like the U.S and have judges run and see those ads on tv with judges running which always has me shaking my head..
 

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The left looses an election and then tries to win with activists judges.
We have a parliamentary system of gov't where Parliament is supreme at the federal level and queens park at provincial level. These gov'ts can thus be voted out in the next election. if we want a system with judges passing laws then we should move always towards a presidential style of gov't like the U.S and have judges run and see those ads on tv with judges running which always has me shaking my head..

We have a constitutional democracy where the constitution is supreme.
 

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Received an email from her a few hours ago which suggested that she was still in the race.

As someone with deep NDP connections, there is a lot of concern among the Toronto Danforth party faithful that Frag and Fletch will 'split' the progressive vote. At this point, I think Fletcher has the slight advantage, with a bigger volunteer pool and more name recognition than Frag or the other candidates like Lanrick Bennett.

And apparently Fragedakis gave an interview confirming that she will be running against Fletcher.
 

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