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Toronto Ward 39 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
Blueman, Christopher  “To bring my democratic leadership, conflict resolution, cooperation and negotiation skills to make City Hall more efficient and Toronto more affordable while protecting local healthcare and expanding public transit, community development and engagement initiatives.” – Christopher Blueman, January 6, 2014.1 "Elected into public office as councillor in 2010 he attained the second highest number of votes for a seat on municipal council in the district of Parry Sound in which he diligently served until his recent return to his hometown of Scarborough to be closer to aging loved ones. During his term, he learned and developed valuable experience in public service with a strong emphasis on infrastructure planning, financing and development."1

Christopher Blueman’s fully developed website is http://chrisblueman.com/.  Learn about him and his policy priorities there.

Giannini, Cozette    

Cozette Giannini’s under construction website is http://www.votecozette.ca/. Learn a little bit about her there.

Jones, Clayton    

We don’t have any contact info for Clayton Jones.  If anyone has details, please pass them on.

Karygiannis, Jim "-Ensuring that Scarborough Grace Hospital will remain open and function as a full-service, community hospital;

- Continuing to work with residents, to make sure the re-development of the Bridlewood Mall enhances the quality of life in the area;

- Securing increased Settlement Services for New Immigrants to look after the needs of newcomers;

- Making sure that our neighborhoods are a safe place in which to live and raise our children; and,

- Upgrading our public transit and bringing the subway to Scarborough along Sheppard Avenue."1

"Mr. Karygiannis is the former Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Agincourt.  He has been was an effective voice for the people of Scarborough-Agincourt and has vast political experience and a proven record of public service.

Mr. Karygiannis was the Liberal Party Critic for Veterans Affairs and the Liberal Party Critic for Multiculturalism, with responsibility for stakeholder and community outreach.  He served a Parliamentary Secretary of Human Resources and Skills Development.  Prior to this appointment, he served as the Parliamentary Secretary of Transport, with special emphasis on Transport and the Environment."1

Jim Karygiannis’s fully developed website is http://www.jimkarygiannis.net/.  Learn about him and his policy priorities there.
Ng, Franco  "

- Clean up illegal rooming houses

- Protect your hard-earn tax dollars

- Ensure safety and security in our ward

- Improve your local City Services, including snow removal, grass cutting, road paving, streetlight repair, etc.

- Continue to ensure that Ward 39 receives excellent customer service and get back to you within 24 hours

- Tackle traffic congestion problems

- Work with City Council and other levels of government to plan for regional growth and to modernize our transit system"

Franco Ng has served the residents in Ward 39 directly together with Councillor Mike Del Grande and his team for a long time already. He is also the only candidate in Ward 39 with political experience at Toronto City Council, with a proven track record to listen and respond to the residents' concerns; he is recognized for dedication serving the community.

 

Ng graduated from Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute and University of Toronto. He is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and French

Franco Ng's website:

www.francong.ca

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/votefrancong

 

Twitter -

@franco__ng

 

Media Coverage -

http://www.francong.ca/?page_id=282

Sinclair, Patricia 

"Accountability ~~ The Taxpayer is Customer #1

 

Business Champion ~~ Toronto as an Economic Hub

 

Communities ~~ Liveable and Safe

 

Environment ~~ Toronto should be a leader ~~ Good environmental policies make financial sense

 

Gridlock Solution ~~ A Rapid Transit Network"[1]

 

"A graduate of Ryerson, Bachelor of Commerce; Patricia is a licensed paralegal working in the field of immigration.  She previously worked as a Toronto Police Dispatcher/911 for twelve years and spent over a decade in business with the former T. Eaton Co. Ltd. and Hyundai Electronics.
 
Active in her community, Patricia is known for her involvement in seniors’ services, healthcare, planning and development, condominium governance and transit. 
 
Patricia is a founding member of the Sheppard Subway Action Coalition, Coalition Against McNicoll Bus Garage, Real Torontonians Dig Subways, StandUp Bridletowne and Save Our Sheppard. 
 
She has served on the Scarborough Hospital’s Community Advisory Council, Don Mills Foundation for Seniors, her condominium board, the Yonge-Bloor- Bay Business Association’s Special Events Committee and volunteered with the Canadian Opera Company and Toronto Summer Music."[2]

Patricia Sinclair’s fully developed website is http://www.sinclairward39.com/.  Learn about her and her policy priorities there.

 

References:


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

2)      Candidate provided information via email.  See also the "Dear Neighbor" section of her webpage.

3)      Every Candidate: Ward 39: http://everycandidate.org/toronto-ward/scarborough-agincourt-39/

4)      Position Primer: Ward 39: http://positionprimer.ca/html/ward_39.html

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