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Toronto Centre byelection 2010

MPP George Smitherman vacates seat to run for TO mayor
Prov political parties line up candidates for by-election
By Kris Scheuer
(Click here for candidate profiles.)

A new face will grace Toronto Centre when voters choose a new MPP in Feb. 4 by-election now that current rep George Smitherman has resigned to run for mayor of the city.
The main political parties are quickly lining up candidates.
Myself and colleague Chris Reynolds are working on a stories for the Town Crier newspaper on candidates for the Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, NDP and Greens.
I will be speaking with the Liberal’s candidate former Winnipeg mayor Glen Murray (nominated Jan.6) and I spoke to the PC’s candidate lawyer Pamela Taylor (she ran for them in 2007). My colleague Chris Spencer spoke to the NDP’s candidate poverty activist Cathy Crowe. The Green Party of Ontario nominated Stefan Premdas as their candidate on Jan. 10.
Who would you like to see elected here in the provincial by-election?


St. Paul’s byelection today Sept. 17

A heated battle comes to conclusion tonight
It’s decision day in the riding, for results check back at midnight
By Kris Scheuer

Today is election day in the Toronto riding of St. Paul’s.
Myself and fellow journalist┬áBrian Baker will be reporting on the results tonight and post our article online at the Town Crier’s site and I will have it on my site.
Most likely the winning candidate is not expected to speak to supporters and the media until around 10:30, we should start writing our story after 11 pm and I hope to have it posted by midnight. Continue reading

St. Paul’s byelection debate Sept 10

Tonight’s the night to hear from candidates
Byelection a week from today
By Kris Scheuer

The Town Crier paper is hosting a St. Paul’s all-candidates debate this evening and it should be a barn burner.
The seat in midtown Toronto is vacant as former MPP Michael Bryant stepped down in May to work for the city. He has since resigned that post while he awaits trail for an incident involving the death of cyclist Darcy Sheppard on Aug. 31. But that is another story.
Back to the debate on Sept. 10. It will be at the First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto at 175 St Clair Ave. West near Avenue Rd. Start time 7:30 pm although the candidates will be there at 7 pm to mingle with people.
Town Crier Editor-In-Chief Eric McMillan will be moderating and directing questions to the candidates and then there will be questions from the floor. Continue reading