Daily Archives: January 19, 2010

Baquie Ghazi for Toronto mayor

Toronto mayoral candidate Baquie Ghazi.

Ambitious plans for mayoral candidate in 2010 race
His platform includes lowering taxes and TTC fares
By Kris Scheuer
(Updated Sepr 3.)

Mayoral candidate Abdullah-Baquie Ghazi emailed me today with a more detailed look at why he’s running for Toronto mayor.
I admire the thought he put into developing policy ideas, but I would need to hear more about how he will implement them. From the info he’s sent to me his ideas include decreasing taxes and TTC fares while increasing housing.

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Toronto Centre byelection candidates

Former Toronto Centre MPP George Smitherman running for mayor
Byelection to be held Feb. 4, meet the candidates then vote
By Kris Scheuer and Christopher Reynolds
(Written Jan. 13 for Town Crier. Election night UPDATE.)

There are fabulous candidates running: Greens Stefan Premdas, NDP Cathy Crowe, PC Pamela Taylor and Liberal Glen Murray in the Toronto Centre byelection Feb. 4.
Here’s a snapshot of each of them based on interviews by myself and colleague Chris Reynolds.
Scroll down to read each mini profile. We didn’t interview Freedom Party candidate Wayne Simmons or Ontario Libertarian Party candidate Heath Thomas for our story but they are both running in the byelection. Continue reading