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Peter Youngren Ward 34 candidate

Activist, minister, now a first time Toronto council candidate
Local resident has track record of taking action to help people
By Kris Scheuer
(Written for Town Crier May 3.)

Peter Youngren running in Ward 34. Photo courtesy of Peter Youngren.

Don Valley East resident Peter Karl Youngren is the kind of person who takes action when he sees a problem.
He’s volunteered in refugee camps, started a non-denominational church and founded a charity to help at risk youth.
Now the Victoria Village resident is running for council in Ward 34.
“I live here. I work here. I love it here,” he said.
He’d like to see more leadership to solve local and city problems including the disappearance of a local resident.

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Denzil Minnan Wong seeks re-election

Toronto councillor rules out running for Toronto mayor
Registers as candidate in his Don Valley East ward instead
By Kris Scheuer
(Written March 31 for Town Crier.)

Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong seeking re-election.

Denzil Minnan-Wong has decided not to run for mayor and is seeking to keep his old job as the city councillor for Don Valley East Ward 34 instead.
He was seriously considering running for the city’s top political job but in the end, Minnan-Wong decided his heart was in the ward where he grew and has lived here for 30 years.
“It was a personal decision for me to run for council again,” he said. “There’s still a lot to do.” Continue reading