Gleaner

Serving Toronto's most liveable communities with the Annex Gleaner and Liberty Gleaner

Parkdale-High Park candidates talk families, trains, poverty, prisons, the military and mental illness

April 19th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Compiled by Emina Gamulin, Perry King, Beth Macdonell, Rebecca Payne and Lindsay Tsuji

The Candidates

Question One: mental health
Question Two: family reunification
Question Three: the Canadian Forces
Question Four: electric trains
Question Five: prisons or poverty?

[Read more →]

Tags: Liberty · News

Online in #TrinSpa: local candidates tap social media

April 19th, 2011 · Comments Off on Online in #TrinSpa: local candidates tap social media

By Beth Macdonell

“I heard someone call this the Seinfeld election. The election about nothing,” says James Norrie, a social media researcher and associate dean at Ryerson University. “It seems pretty apathetic out there.”

Still, Norrie believes in the power of social media. “If social media can provoke social unrest to the point that a government can fall,” he says, “it can mobilize voters.”

[Read more →]

Tags: Liberty · News

Time to ask your west-downtown Toronto federal candidates some questions

April 4th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Gleaner Community Press is interviewing Federal candidates for Trinity-Spadina and  Parkdale-High Park and we are seeking questions from you (besides “why are we having another election?”).

 

After we have received all the questions we will then make a final selection based on diversity, relevance to the local community, and “goodness” (objectively and subjectively decided by our editorial staff), dutifully record the answers, and publish them for all to read.

 

[Read more →]

Tags: Liberty · News · People · General

Election results for your ward

October 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on Election results for your ward

In Ward 20, Adam Vaughan easily won re-election with 74 per cent of the vote. Mike Yen, whose platform was very similar to Mayor-elect Rob Ford, and whose message of “Stop the War on Fun” resonated with local fraternities and bars, including the Brunswick House, came in a distant second with 3,601 votes. Dean Maher, Roman Polochansky and Ken Osadchuck picked up 6, 2, and 1 per cent of the vote, respectively.

[Read more →]

Tags: News · General