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Toronto Ward 4 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
 Campbell, John   "I believe that an elected councillor has an obligation to attend meetings. A 26% absentee rate is unacceptable. Ward 4 deserves better.

This election is about the future – not just the next 4 years but about the next 50 years. The right decisions made now will impact mass and auto transit, bridges and roads, sewers and water, our aging population and most important – livability – for decades to come.

For Etobicoke Centre, it’s time for a change. Our ward needs and deserves new leadership.

On all important decisions, you will know where I stand.

For you, I will establish a two-way communication with people in our ward – one where I can listen to your thoughts and concerns.

During the July 2013 flood and the December black-out Etobicoke Centre residents should have received regular updates on the city’s progress to resolve the weather related problems. Where was this communication? Not in Ward 4."[1]

"I graduated from the University of Toronto in 1981 and completed my MBA from Schulich in 1999 specialising in finance and strategic management.

I have worked for both large and small companies.  While working, I began my time as a TDSB Trustee in 2003. Since 2009, I have worked as a sales and marketing consultant for five companies, three of which I presently continue to work with on regular on-going assignments.

I have lived in Etobicoke Centre as an adult since 1995, for nearly the past 20 years.

For about 8 years, I had fun coaching in Etobicoke Ringette over at Centennial and also coaching girl’s soccer for the Etobicoke Soccer Association.

As a parent, I appreciate the need to have clean, well-maintained parks and playing fields.

We have to work to keep them affordable and accessible for all."[1]

John Campbell’s fully developed website is http://www.johnfcampbell.ca/.  Learn about him and his policy priorities there.
Carnevale, Angelo  "Taxes are necessary to pay for municipal services and the overall administration of our City.

Wasting tax dollars on inefficient management is not necessary and is disrespectful to you the taxpayer.

We cannot continue to go back to the residents of Toronto for more money.  We need to find ways to reduce waste and lower taxes.

Like you, I know what it’s like to run a household. As your Councillor, I will treat your hard earned tax dollars with respect.  I will help ensure that every tax dollar is accounted for and will be spent wisely.

You invest a lot of money in your City. You should expect nothing less from the Councillors you elect into office."[1]

"Angelo has called Ward 4 home for the past 38 years.  For the last 16 years he has made it home with his wife Nancy and their 2 children Julia (15) and AJ (11). Angelo grew up working and learning the construction trade with his father. For the last 20+ years Angelo has had a successful construction company of his own.

Angelo has been giving back to his Italian heritage as well.  For the past 8 years he has been the Vice President and President of his Italian Social Club. The Club has been diligent at raising money for the Hospital for Sick Children, Geneva Centre, Bloorview McMillan and many other children’s charities through their annual dinner dance.

He has also been on the Board for Villa Colombo’s annual golf tournaments, and has donated his construction services and co-ordinated work at the retirement home. Recently, he has sat on the Property Standards board in Etobicoke for the last 4 years."[1]

Angelo Carnevale’s fully developed website is http://carnevale4councillor.ca/.  Learn about him and his policy priorities there.

Christensen, Niels "Propose a plan to change the City's Planning process and advocate the elimination of the Ontario Municipal Board

Campaign for better policing models that will protect neighbourhoods and find savings in the police budget

Advocate for significant investment in sewer, water, and road infrastructure in Etobicoke that is long overdue

Fight to preserve Etobicoke's fair share including the Community Bus for seniors, mechanical leaf and snow clearing

Help strengthen and start up effective and active resident and ratepayers associations, condominium associations, and tenant associations in Ward 4 that will be heard at City Hall

Speed up road reconstruction through better planning that includes addressing rush hour and having work continue at night

Oppose unfair taxes such as road tolls that will clog our arterial streets with traffic and unfairly tax Etobicoke residents

Continue to invest in our parks and improve our green spaces for both children and seniors"[1]

"Niels Christensen has been a resident of Etobicoke Centre for over 35 years, and has been actively involved in volunteer work in the community ever since.

Niels has served on the Board of Directors at CES, Community Education Services (CES) Canada, a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to providing access to education for orphans and other HIV/Aids affected children living in Kenya.

He served as a Police Officer for 10 years with the Toronto Police Service and served 5 years with the Ontario Securities Commission as an investigator before establishing himself as a self employed real estate broker. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Public service has always been important to Niels and he has been a Director of the Humber Valley Village Residents Association for the past 14 years, including holding the position of President. He presently serves as Past President. Most notably, as President of the HVVRA, Niels led community opposition to the FCR development proposal for Humbertown Shopping Centre resulting in a negotiated settlement at the OMB which established height restrictions and unprecedented angular planes to lessen impact on the surrounding community.

Niels also Chaired the Community Police Liaison Committee and oversaw the successful amalgamation of 21 and 22 Divisions by working closely with Senior Command Officers and Chief Fantino."[1]

Niels Christensen’s fully developed website is http://www.electniels.ca/.  Learn about him and his policy priorities there.

Chun, Tony    

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

Magno, Mario    

We have not found Mario Magno's website.  To contact him, see the ChoiceStorm contact info list.[1]

Mulhall, Rosemarie     

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

Murdoch, William    

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

Slobodian, Adam    

We have not found Adam Slobodian's website.  To contact him, see the ChoiceStorm contact info list.[1]

Stockwell, Chris    

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

Vidal-Calvet, Oscar       

Oscar Vidal-Calvet is active on twitter.  Learn more about him there.

@ovidalcalvet

 

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References:


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

2)      Every Candidate: Ward 4: http://everycandidate.org/toronto-ward/etobicoke-centre-4/

3)      Position Primer: Ward 4: http://positionprimer.ca/html/ward_4.html

 

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