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Toronto Ward 24 Candidate Review

Toronto Municipal Election 2014

 

Welcome to our candidate review page.  We have tried to put together some info on each candidate, mostly from candidate webpages.

 

Information on some candidates may be missing, and we encourage you continue researching candidates using the following tools:

1) The ChoiceStorm Toronto Municipal Election 2014 Candidate List

2) If candidate contact info is missing from our pages, you can also check EveryCandidate.  Link in the references below.

3) The Toronto Position Primer, which provides "a side-by-side comparison of council candidates’ views on the issues that matter."  Link in the references below.

 

 Candidate  Platform  Experience  Campaign
 Acerra, Daniela    

We don’t have any contact info for Daniela Acerra. If anyone has details, pass them on.

 

Ai, Randy

My Vision for Toronto: [Headlines]

- Public Transit

- Traffic

- Freeze Property Taxes

- Fiscal Accountability

- Political Integrity

 

My Vision for Ward 24:

[Headlines]

- Transit and Transportation

- Community Development

- Rooming Houses

- Community Safety

- Supporting Seniors

- Cost of Living[1]

"I am a lawyer with a passion for helping others. I have a vision that we can strengthen our communities through building upon our shared skills and experiences. Together we can make Toronto the best city in the world, a city that is vibrant, affordable, and dynamic.

I grew up in a hard-working Chinese immigrant family. At a young age, I learned the value of fiscal responsibility and the need to work hard. I also learned that leaders must be accountable for the people who elected them. I wish to bring these values to City Council, and to help ensure that our municipal government is accountable to the citizens and taxpayers of Toronto.

As a lawyer, I understand the need for integrity. I understand that we need leaders in City Council who are trustworthy and who are not motivated by self-interest. Over the past year, City Council has often been paralyzed by bickering and lack of vision. As a City Councillor I wish to restore a sense of integrity to Toronto. I am comfortable in making changes to laws and policies to ensure that the citizens of Toronto get the best from their leaders, and the best services that this city can deliver.

As a community leader, I understand the importance of listening. I am interested in addressing your concerns and in doing what I can to make your life better. For me, it’s the everyday things that make a difference – traffic, public transit, garbage collection, property taxes, community centres, environmental protection – these are the types of issues I wish to address. I want to ensure that your voice is heard in City Council. On Monday, October 27, 2014, please vote for me to represent you as your City Councillor."

Randy Ai’s fully developed website is http://www.vote4randy.ca/.  Learn about him and his policy priorities there.

Fox, Dan "Guiding Principles of Good Governance

1) Evidence-Based Policy

2) Excellent Service to Everyone

3) Listening and Collaborative Approach to Constituency Services and Governing

Investing in Our Community

a) Preserving and Enhancing Public Spaces

b) Supporting Local Businesses

Improving Infrastructure

c) Responsible Transit Expansion

d) Improving Road Conditions

e) Protecting People, Power and Trees

Delivering Results

f) Access to Government Programs and Services

g) Expansion of 311 Service

h) Transparency and Accountability

i) Accessibility and Open, Effective Communication"[1]

"Dan’s passion for politics and transparent government is why he is running to become Ward 24’s elected representative at City Hall. He follows and participates in all levels of government from municipal to federal as well as international. As a community member and public servant, he understands the local issues and possesses the knowledge and skills needed to navigate government offices."[1]

Dan Fox’s fully developed website is http://danfox.ca/.  Learn about him and his policy priorities there.

Galea, Michael "Step 1. Staying connected – an end to the "tug-of-war"

Step 2. Realize our path - community driven planning and adaptive infrastructure

Step 3. Realize value - responsible fiscal management

Step 4. Realize willowdale – getting to work"[1]

"First and foremost I am a loving husband to my wife Valarie and father to our two amazing children, James and Alexandra. Simply put, they make my world go round. Valarie and I decided to raise our family in Willowdale. We met here, I was raised here, Valarie works with the community and although my work takes me all over the GTA, my office is nearby. Willowdale matters to us. I have spent most of my life between the 401 and Steeles, 33 years in total, a witness to our evolution from sleepy suburb to a bustling community. I am proud to call Willowdale home and have invested my family's future in it.

My career is in project management and design. Soon after completing my studies in civil resource management, a chance encounter with an Architect who saw merit in my abilities and work ethic, resulted in a mentorship where I learned to apply my education to the principles of design. Now self-employed, I spend my time merging conditions and needs into a coherent, functional whole. The greatest lesson I’ve learned from my work is that engaging a community in its development  yields exceptional results."[1]

Michael Galea’s fully developed website is http://www.mikegalea.com/.  Learn about him and his policy priorities there.
Shiner, David   Incumbant We don’t have any contact info for David Shiner (Incumbant). If anyone has details, pass them on.

 

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References:


1)      Candidate Websites, as listed in Toronto Municipal Election 2014 Candidate List

2)      Every Candidate: Ward 24: http://everycandidate.org/toronto-ward/willowdale-24/

3)      Position Primer: Ward 24: http://positionprimer.ca/html/ward_24.html

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