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Toronto Ward 42 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
Chin, Dwayne    

Dwayne Chin is active on twitter.  Learn more about him there.

@votedwaynechin

Cho, Raymond "Since my first day as a city councillor, there has always been a question of whether our community will develop an effective transit system and prevent traffic congestion. I have always voted to expand Toronto’s transit system and bring a subway to Scarborough. If re-elected in this upcoming term, I will continue to make the commute less frustrating for both motorists and TTC riders.

It’s time for improvements in Ward 42 that are affordable, feasible and can happen without delay. I am fully capable to work with the city to tackle any and all of your issues."[1]

"Dr. Raymond Cho came to Canada from the Republic of Korea in 1967. He started his working life in this country first as a miner in British Columbia, then a dishwasher and finally arrived in Toronto, the city he has called home for over forty years. He obtained his B.A. at Hankuk University in Seoul, Republic of Korea, and after arriving in Toronto, he went on to obtain his Master's Degree in Social Work, a 2nd Master's Degree in Education, followed by his Doctor of Education degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto.

Councillor Cho first worked in Toronto as a Social Worker with Children's Aid Society and also with the Toronto District School Board. He was first elected as a Metro Councillor in 1991 and was re-elected to Metro Council again in 1994. In the newly amalgamated City of Toronto, he was elected as a Councillor representing Ward 18, Scarborough-Malvern, and was re-elected with a landslide victory once again in 2000 and 2003. He is proud to represent Scarborough-Rouge River, Ward 42, and is thankful for the trust placed in him by his constituents."[1]

"In 2011, Councillor Cho also visited Jamaica with a group of highschool students. They visited an orphanage which has become a haven for children infected by HIV/AIDS. They also visited a seniors home to spend some time with Jamaica's seniors an brought them gifts.

It is an honour to have been elected seven times as Councillor in the City of Toronto for twenty years of constituent representation in Scarborough-Rouge River, Ward 42. I am humbled to represent approximately 75,000 persons with a wide variety of diverse, ethnic backgrounds."[1]

Raymond Cho’s fully developed website is http://www.electraymondcho.ca/.  Learn about him and his policy priorities there.

Jeffers, Ken    

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

Kulasegarampillai, Ganesh   Mortgage Agent

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

Mohamed, Gulam

 

 

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

Mollah, Kabirul    

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

Mondal, Somu "Transit

We need reliable affordable transit connecting Ward 42 to the rest of Toronto as well as Markham and Pickering. We have been promised a Subway and/or LRT in the past decade and nothing has happened. It's time to take action and get moving. Our population in this Ward grown 38% since 1996. It time to put more transit resources into Ward 42. I will advocate for transit resources for our Ward 42.

Jobs

We need to promote local hiring with local businesses via Community Benefit Agreements. We need to approach local employers to increase apprenticeship  and employment to residents.  I would advocate on behalf of my Ward to local commercial organizations to strengthen the community that they conduct business in by creating local jobs.

Taxes

Our Ward has grown 34% in new dwellings since 1996 meaning: our Ward has created 34% more revenue for City Hall. Are Ward 42 residents benefiting from a 34% increase of funds in our Ward?  I pledge to get our fair share of the taxes we pay to be spent in our Ward. This means more reliable service for snow plowing of streets, fixing the infrastructure like potholes in our roads. Delivering more services in our growing Ward for youth, seniors and families.

Council Working Together

Never before have we ever witnessed such a fiasco at City Hall. I pledge to work hard for you and represent you and uphold the interests of Ward 42. City building requires collaboration with others and respecting the views of others and coming to a comprise that is a win-win for all."[1]
'"I am just like you"
  • I  live in Ward 42
  • I work in Ward 42
  • My children go to school in Ward 42
  • My family participates in recreational activities in Ward 42
  • I shop in Ward 42"[1]
Somu Mondal’s fully developed website is http://www.somu.ca/.  Learn about him and his policy priorities there.
Ramana, Venthan    

Venthan Ramana is active on twitter.  Learn more about him there.

@ElectVenthan
Sabaratnam, Neethan   "Neethan Saba moved to Canada at the tender age of three years. His Canadian upbringing began in the neigbourhood of Malvern, the heart of ScarboroughRough River. As a long time resident of the ward, he is excited and passionate about his candidacy in the upcoming election to select the next Councillor to represent the ScarboroughRough River area.

Saba attended Malvern Junior Public School, Dr. Marion Hilliard Senior Public School, and Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute. After high school he majored in finance, and received his Honours Bachelors of Commerce (H.B. Comm.) degree from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. His educational journey is well underway as he is currently working on completing his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at Wilfred Laurier University. His longterm goal is to receive his Doctorate (PhD) in Public Policy.

Neethan Saba has always had a passion for public affairs, and was a contestant in the Municipal Election of 2010 with the objective of being elected as the YRDSB Trustee for Wards 7 and 8. His determination and love for politics won him second place among five other contestants.

Saba’s progression is excellent, and his dedication to the the people he will serve is evident in his relentless goal to work with marginalized communities for their betterment. Furthermore, his passion for education and advocacy for higher learning is endless.

To promote Youth engagement and growth, Neethan Saba has started his own Talent Showcase where community members are encouraged to send poems, essays, and videos on monthly topics. He has received a lot of positive feedback and continues to give back to the community. Neethan Saba is a leader, visionary, and a valuable asset to our community."

Neethan Sabaratnam’s fully developed website is http://www.neethansaba.ca/.  Learn about him and his policy priorities there.
Shan, Neethan   "Neethan Shan currently works as the Executive Director of Council of Agencies Serving South Asians. Neethan Shan also represents a very diverse population in Markham as a Public School Trustee in York Region District School Board.

Neethan Shan has been a community activist and advocate for children, youth and immigrants for over a decade in Scarborough. He has developed over thirty programs in many neighbourhoods in Scarborough. His initiative in youth development has resulted in starting and implementing after school programs in over twenty schools in Scarborough. Neethan has also initiated many neighbourhood initiatives using various principles of community development. See TOP 100 involvement for more details.

Neethan Shan began his work as a youth outreach worker in Malvern working at both Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute and Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School. Later at a very young age of 22, he took up a challenging Executive Director role at a social service agency, CanTYD. Later, he became a manager for youth programs in Malvern, where he developed and implemented over twenty programs in many schools. His work included overseeing programs in many schools and community centres including Malvern Community Centre, Dr. Marion Hilliard Junior High School, Grey Owl Public School, Mary Shadd Public School, Alexander Fleming Public School, Burrows Hall Public School and Tom Longboat Public School.

Neethan Shan was one of the initial members that assisted in the formation of the Malvern Community Coalition. In addition, Neethan was instrumental in the formation of Malvern Community Festival, Malvern Youth Cabinet, Malvern Law and Order Team and Malvern Youth Photo Club project. As an advocate for community use of public space, Neethan Shan advocated for public use of school space through Community Use of Schools Council."

Neethan Shan’s fully developed website is http://www.neethanshan.ca. Learn about him and his policy priorities there.
Williams, Sherri-Anne    

Sherri-Anne Williams is active on twitter.  Learn more about her there.

@SherriW4U

 

References:


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

2)      Every Candidate: Ward 42: http://everycandidate.org/toronto-ward/scarborough-rouge-river-42/

3)      Position Primer: Ward 42: http://positionprimer.ca/html/ward_42.html

 

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