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Toronto Ward 28 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
Avila, Miguel    

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

Blackmore, David

 Platform Headings:[1]

 

- Issues

- Transportation

- Jobs Local Economies

- Waterfront Revitalization

- Children and Community Services

- Neighbourhoods

- Safety and Community Policing

"As the Executive Director of the Cabbagetown BIA, [David] has worked with stakeholders to transform the local business community, by improving infrastructure, beautification projects and events like the Cabbagetown Festival of the Arts."[1]

"A natural organizer, he encouraged his neighbours to plant trees and flowers in an otherwise bleak environment as a youth growing up in Regent Park.

He started a teen centre so local youth had afterschool programs instead of hanging out in the building stairwells. That teen centre is now the Regent Park Community Centre, a city of Toronto facility.

He co-founded the Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre for low-income children where thousands have taken lessons over the past 35 years.

He was the founding Executive Director of UforChange, Canada’s largest pilot project of its kind in St. James Town. This diverse youth arts and civic engagement program garnered international attention and a visit from HRH Prince Charles along with business leaders and government officials at all levels in 2012. UforChange is now a permanent organization located in Regent Park and provides innovative employment and life skills training programs for marginalized and newcomer youth 15 – 29, the hardest hit by unemployment.

A former board member with the Toronto Christian Resource Centre in Regent Park, an Intake Worker at Covenant House, and at the former Queen St. Mental Health Centre, David believes in providing stable supportive housing and mental health programs, which are preventative, unlike temporary shelters where people in crisis are pushed out onto the streets every morning to fend for themselves. Living in a city where we just step over people on the streets is not acceptable when proven programs to stabilize lives exist."[1]

David Blackmore's fully developed website is http://voteblackmore.com/.  Learn about him and his policy priorities there.

 

Brosky, Christopher

"Tuesday June 10: Clouding over: Good news for Ward 28 voters in Toronto

In Toronto's October 27 Municipal elections, 39-year-old Chris Brosky is registered and running for Councilor in Ward 28, to maintain white community standards and services in Toronto, we are happy to announce.Chris has survived a tumultuous past with many depredations with high spirits and is running to represent the ward's poor people of all colors who want to maintain white community standards in our city, without any globalist austerity crap. He is backing my [Don Andrews] candidacy for Mayor of Toronto — and you should back him for Councilor to help you in Ward 28. Good luck, Chris Brosky — a real white man."[2]

Chris Brosky was convicted of a racially motivated killing in 1993 in Texas, was released from prison in 2009, and subsequently deported back to Canada.[3][4][5][6]

 

 

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

Christopher Brosky is working with Don Andrews and the Nationalist Party of Canada.[2]

Derome, Gerald

"I will not be posting anything else as I’ve been blogging all that information for years on this site and other blogs/comments on various sites, TakingITGlobal.org, Rogers Yahoo, MSN Canada, local newspapers.

It is easy to know where I stand on many issues with possible, feasible, doable solutions/remedies.         

When reading please omit my animals side tendencies, wishes, hopes, desires and fantasies. See and understand the Humane half of myself!

Any extra income will be used wisely. I need not a vehicle or “house” or fancy in fashion clothe.  There are millions of people in other parts of the world that need help. I have a little corner already chosen (Haiti).

I would like to retire from the mcjob blue collar employ that I am now in. It is time that my mind is put to work for the benefit of all.

For the faithful few regular followers I thank you for reading and for the newbies please keep reading as my mind, heart and body has spilled a lot while in many states of mind. You may even see a reflection of ourselves (Mankind) in my writings."[1]

This is another attempt to step into the political arena. It has been over ten years since my first foray into this avenue. I should be taken seriously and heard.

The City of Toronto like all other divisions have been take part in destroying the planet. We are a link of an evolutionary chain. A chain saw link that is cutting through life on this planet faster then nature can adapt and or repair itself.

Politics is about addressing what is wrong, hurtful, and destructive with the way we conduct ourselves. I have no idea why, other then money or fame, why John Tory is running for office! He sees nothing wrong with the “Free Market” or “Capitalism” (in its present state) even though they are the biggest culprit in the planets ailing health.

I am here to help address what ails us! Freedom to smoke, drink, drive, fly, consume and waste resources as we please at the expense of all other life on the planet must be addressed at all levels including municipal!

Qualifications; I understand life and care!"[1]

Gerald Derome's fully developed website is http://epqanna.com/.  Learn about him and his policy priorities there.

 

Hughes, Jonathan "I care passionately about ensuring access to housing, health care and education; building engaged, sustainable communities; and making sure that we have integrated transportation solutions that will keep our city moving; and I will be a strong advocate with our Provincial and Federal partners to ensure that Toronto and our downtown ward are an area of priority focus."[7] Jonathan has lived in Ward 28 since first moving to Canada over twenty years ago. He holds a BSc. in Applied Mathematics from Warwick University in England and an MBA with a specialization in Leadership from Royal Roads University in Victoria. Jonathan has worked as a Production Manager, IT Manager and Software Consultant. He has held director level positions in product support and product management. For over ten years, he has run his own facilitation business working with some of Canada’s most respected organizations. As a facilitator, he brings teams together to create extraordinary results through strategic planning, leadership development, and change management. He also teaches leadership and change at the university level.[7]

Jonathan Hughes's fully developed website is http://www.jmwhughes.ca/.  Learn about him and his policy priorities there.

Loomans, Michael    

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

McConnell, Pam Building our Downtown Community 

Pam is committed to ensuring community input into all developments, building mixed use and mixed income neighbourhoods that are strong, healthy, and safe by

  • Providing leadership in new and ongoing initiatives to create housing that is affordable for all income levels
  • Continuing to strengthen protections of heritage assets
  • Pressing for developments to include environmental sustainability, design excellence, and to be in keeping with the unique character of the neighbourhood
  • Continuing improvements to streetscapes to enhance connections and to make streets more inviting

Investing in Strong Neighbourhoods

 

Pam is committed to building inclusive neighbourhoods through needed services and creating opportunities for everyone by

  • Continuing to provide leadership to increase access to recreation programs
  • Enhancing and expanding programs for seniors
  • Continuing to encourage job training and local employment for both adults and youth in large projects, building on the successes in Regent Park
  • Continuing to improve connectivity and quality of cycling infrastructure

 

A City That Succeeds

Pam is committed to making sure the City’s budget invests in social and physical infrastructure by

  • Providing leadership on prioritizing necessary repairs for Toronto Community Housing buildings
  • Continuing to support new revenue options to keep property taxes affordable and avoiding punitive user fees
  • Increasing community involvement in TTC planning and decision-making
  • Continuing to stand up for keeping City assets and municipal services in public ownership

 

Working Together

Pam is committed to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to be an active participant in the future of our community by

  • Providing leadership in bringing together residents, community groups, and City staff to work on new projects and improvements
  • Continuing to hold town hall meetings to consult on the City’s budget
  • Continuing to provide support and assistance in accessing city services
  • Continuing to explore options for democratic reform in municipal elections

 

"Pam McConnell has a strong record of working with residents and groups to build healthy communities

for all Torontonians.

Now in her sixth term as a City Councillor, Pam continues to oversee the development of Regent Park,
including the recently opened Aquatic Centre, the Regent Park central park, and the new Community
Centre that will open in 2015.

With community members, Pam is leading the improvements in the St. Lawrence Market Precinct,
securing funding for the new North Market building, streetscape improvements, and a framework to
highlight the neighbourhood’s heritage.

Her ongoing work with residents includes building a new, vibrant neighbourhood in the East Bayfront,
improvements to green spaces in St. James Town, Harbour Square Park and the Jack Layton Ferry
Terminal, Wellesley Park, and Berczy Park."[1]

Pam McConnell's fully developed website is  http://www.pamlovestoronto.ca/.  Learn about her and her policy priorities there.

 

Pam is active on Twitter, follow her at www.twitter.com/PamLovesToronto

 

Pam is posting updates on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PamLovesToronto

 

 

Melnyk, Andy    

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

Patel, Daniel

Platform Headings:[1]

 

- Toronto is the best city in the world

- Communication is the key to success

- Community and networks

Public transit

- Condos and infrastructure

- Construction and traffic

- Bikes, cars and pedestrians

- Parkland and public spaces

- Modern vs heritage

- Health and wellbeing

- Diversity and inclusion

 

Daniel Patel's fully developed website is http://danielpatelward28.wix.com/councillor.  Learn about him and his policy priorities there.

 

Pham, Adam    

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

Rama, Raj    

Raj Rama is active on twitter.  Learn more about him there.

@RajRama

Shaltout, Sammy     We have not found Sammy Shaltout’s website.  To contact them, see the ChoiceStorm contact info list.
Sheikh, Mohammed    

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

Yilmaz, Sean

 Platform Points:[1]

 

Livability

- Noise

- Parks and Gardens

- Neighborhoods

- Leisure and Arts

- Safety

Accessability:

- Biking

- Public Transportation

- Car Sharing

- Cars

Sustainability

- Infrastructure

- Revenues and Expenses

- Waterfront and Toronto Island

- Developments

"Raised in Whitby, Ontario, Sean always had an urge to see life beyond suburbia. With his passion to see a better protected environment, he decided to earn a Bachelor degree in Environmental and Resource Management. Once graduating, Sean moved to Toronto to be part of the fast paced, walkable, urban life. After deciding to move to Ward 28, Sean really developed a passion to see fully sustainable and livable communities with better access to the city’s transit system."[1] Sean Yilmaz's fully developed website is http://seanyilmaz.com/.  Learn about him and his policy priorities there.

 

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References:


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

2)      Nationalist Party of Canada: http://www.natparty.com/DA4M.htm

3)      New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/1993/05/19/us/2d-trial-allowed-in-skinhead-case.html

4)      Anti-Racists Canada http://anti-racistcanada.blogspot.ca/2013/05/michelle-l-erstikaitis-really-is-super.html

5)      Leagle http://www.leagle.com/decision/19961035915SW2d120_11016.xml/BROSKY%20v.%20STATE

6)      Deseret News http://www.deseretnews.com/article/320352/SKINHEAD-GETS-40-YEARS-IN-DEATH-OF-BLACK.html?pg=all

7)      Updated directly by candidate/campaign team

8)      Every Candidate: Ward 28: http://everycandidate.org/toronto-ward/toronto-centre-rosedale-28/

9)      Position Primer: Ward 28: http://positionprimer.ca/html/ward_28.html

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