Mayoral Candidates: Fun or Chance?

A look behind the scenes; the unseen platforms that might make the cut
By Rahman Mohamed

John Tory, Olivia Chow, and Doug Ford are considered front-runners in Toronto’s 2014 mayoral race.  They have online platforms that include transit plans.  But there’s still a total of 65 candidates in the race, 24 of whom have online platforms listed on the City of Toronto’s candidate list.  John Tory’s isn’t listed.  What do the online outliers have to say?

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Prospective Mayors’ Prospective Transit

Mayoral front-runner’s transit plans
By Rahman Mohamed

After 20 candidates, including Karen Stintz withdraw, the battle for the Office for Toronto has dropped to only 65 candidates (seriously) with Doug Ford taking the torch from incumbent Rob Ford, withdrawing on September 12 before being diagnosed with cancer. But only 11 candidates have complete contact information – phone, email and website, including media-declared front-runners Olivia Chow and John Tory.  Doug Ford’s contact info isn’t listed on the City’s site.

So what do they say about the future of Toronto transit?

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The Sabbatical: A Secret

Multiple Sabbaths that help you improve the world you leave behind
By Rahman Mohamed

Everyone wants to take one but few know what it is.  There you are, working but bored.  You want to travel, see the world.  You want to tell your boss what you want to do but you don’t want to quit (and you don’t want to be fired).  The answer: a sabbatical Continue reading