2018 Municipal Election: Toronto Council Races | Page 66

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Which of these councillors will win re-election in the Fall?

Poll closed Mar 8, 2018.
  1. Di Ciano, Grimes and Mammoliti all get re-elected

    9 vote(s)
    47.4%
  2. Di Ciano and Grimes Yes, Mammoliti No

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Di Ciano and Mammoliti Yes, Grimes No

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  4. Grimes and Mammoliti Yes, Di Ciano No

    5 vote(s)
    26.3%
  5. Just Di Ciano

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Just Grimes

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  7. Just Mammoliti

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. All three are defeated or don't run

    3 vote(s)
    15.8%
  1. MTown

    MTown Senior Member

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    Yeah, except judging by some of their proclivities and manoeuvres one could be forgiven for thinking otherwise.
     

  2. MTown

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    What are any of these above-mentioned peoples' platforms?

    All I got is gobbledygook: "urban progressive", "moderate", "centrist".

    A whole load of information that was.
     
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  3. Allandale25

    Allandale25 Senior Member

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    Any word on what Layton and Cressy are doing?
     
  4. EagleEye

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    http://www.birchcliffnews.com/crawford-and-holland-on-changes-at-city-hall/

    Ford's behaviour is really playing into the hands of incumbents. I'll be glad to see one, if not both of these bounced. Meanwhile, Arbour had already made up business cards and a logo before Ford dropped the bomb, and doesn't know if he'll bother running at this point. It's a shame because he's really involved in making the Bluffs area a better place and has always promoted small businesses on Kingston Road.

    Crawford's comment about the subway is a joke. He, Holland, Rob Ford and others from 2010-2014 are the reason why there is no LRT. They all wanted the subway and absolutely nothing has happened on that front. The one thing I agree on is that council meetings are no place to discuss things like fence building and tree removal.
     
  5. toaster29

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    Any news on Doucette/Perks running against each other? Doucette won by a larger plurality last time. Also can't picture Perks doing a good job representing the community in South Swansea which is full of suburban style high rise/town homes along the Queensway/Lake Shore.
     
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    I think Perks is on the way out he a lot more polarizing than Doucette, even though in reality Doucette shares the same views. She is smart enough not to appear as partisan.
     
  7. adma

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    Remember, too, that when it comes to municipal politics, size of plurality can sometimes reflect calibre of opposition more than calibre of incumbent--and it just happened that Perks had a particularly aggressive opponent in '14, while Doucette's opposition was more like a flurry of midgets.

    That said, I wouldn't be surprised if one or the other opted to run federally in '19 instead.
     
  8. jje1000

    jje1000 Senior Member

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    Like I've been saying, I think this would be the idea outcome. 47 Councillors is too unwieldy without party politics- delegating local issues may be better for the city in the long run.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/toront...onto-council-could-be-turned-on-its-head.html
     
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  9. Richard White

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    jje1000 Senior Member

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    Good. City council should not be debating "hyperlocal" issues like leaf pickup, not should they be meddling in each others' wards (like holding project hostage).
     
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  11. Richard White

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    That was the good thing about Metro Toronto. You had the six cities in charge of their own affairs but things like Emergency Services, TTC and intergovernmental affairs were dealt with by Metro Council.

    Worked well until someone had a brilliant idea....
     
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  12. TrickyRicky

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    The more I think about it the more I agree. The problem isn’t 47 or 25 councillors it’s that amalgamation didn’t make sense in the first place.

    Maybe the larger problem also is that the GTA is becoming too large and dominant and it’s upsetting the design and structure of the Ontario Government
     
  13. W. K. Lis

    W. K. Lis Superstar

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    Doug wants the wards to reflect the provincial/federal electoral ridings. Prince Edward Island has four federal ridings: Cardigan (population 36,005), Charlottetown (34,562), Egmont (34,598), and Malpeque (35,039). Please Doug, how does the population of even one of the new wards come close to one of population numbers for a PEI federal ridings?
     
  14. Allandale25

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    De Baeremaeker OUT.

     
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    PEI should have less ridings given its population - and shrinking - but stripping them of seats won't happen for obvious reasons.
     

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