Daily Archives: September 17, 2010

Short break, keep me updated

Taking two weeks off from posting and election coverage
Kris Scheuer
You won’t see any new posts from me for two weeks, while I take a vacation.
But I will be back with a flurry of new articles starting at the end of the month.
Please keep me posted with your comments on the election, candidates, debates, issues, scandals and anything else you want to mention.
See you back soon, Oct. 1.

Toronto mayoral debate on development

Wit and barbs between candidates brightens up debate
Kris Scheuer
(Written for the Town Crier Sept. 16)

Mayoral candidate Rob Ford, "It's hard to miss 300 lbs of fun" he said at debate. Photo by Kris Scheuer/Town Crier.

A few dozen people attended a somewhat lackluster mayoral debate focused on development issues.
Understandably debate’s organizers, the Building Owners and Managers Association, tailored their questions to issues about development charges, commercial property taxes and over-regulation of the industry.
But what made the Sept. 16 debate more lively was the banter, digs and comments between Joe Pantalone, Sarah Thomson, Rob Ford, Rocco Rossi, George Smitherman, considered to be the frontrunners in the race for mayor.
When candidates were asked what they would do in the first 100 days in office to address spending, Ford was inadvertently passed by.
“You missed me. It’s hard to miss 300 pounds of fun,” Ford joked. Continue reading