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Toronto Ward 7 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
 Aitchison, Scott     

Scott Aitchison is active on twitter.  Learn more about him there.

@Scott_Aitchison

Brar, Harp     We have not found Briar Harp's website.  To contact him, see the ChoiceStorm contact info list.
Chambers, John Website has page where visitors are asked to "leave suggestions on things that you believe need to be changed in our community."[1] "Growing up in Ward 7 in the 70s, I was raised in a community of diverse cultures. Here is where I learned integration, inclusion and acceptance. Those fundamental values have stayed with me, re-enforced in my real estate career, spanning over 25 years. As a real estate broker, I have served clients from a broad spectrum of ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. It has been my duty to understand each client’s unique situation as we worked together to personalize plans for their future. Whether they were looking for a basement apartment or a 5 bedroom spread, my clients will attest that their needs and concerns are my driving force. That is what I will do for Our Neighbourhoods. I am committed to providing my neighbours ethical and effective representation in City Hall."[1]

John Chambers’s fully developed website is http://www.accesstochange.ca/.  Learn about him and his policy priorities there.

Di Nizio, Nick

 

"In 1996, Nick and his wife Lori chose Ward 7 as the ideal place to raise their family. Today, the Di Nizio family remain committed to improving Ward 7 by both living in the riding and volunteering to help all of its residents.

 

Nick belongs to the School Advisory Council at his children’s school. A council member since 2003, Nick continues to play an active role on the Executive Committee.  He is also a founding member and past President of the Humber Sheppard Ratepayers Group.

Nick believes strongly in the benefits of ethnic diversity in Ward 7 – one of the most culturally rich neighbourhoods in Toronto. A proud son of Italian immigrants, Nick has experienced first-hand the opportunities and challenges new Torontonians face in their daily lives.  He believes preserving and fostering all cultures will make our great city more vibrant.

Nick has had various professional roles including Project Coordinator, Relationship Manager and Account Executive within the financial services technology industry.  This has honed his expertise in implementing budgetary controls, monitoring crucial timelines and developing the skills necessary to negotiate contracts. All are essential skills of an effective Councillor that the residents of Ward 7 need and deserve.

In 2010 Nick ran for Councillor in Ward 7, encouraged by neighbours and residents. Even though it was his first campaign, Nick finished a strong second in a field of nine candidates. In 2014, Ward 7 residents once again have asked Nick to run for Councillor."[1]

Nick Di Nizio’s fully developed website is http://www.dinizio.ca/. Learn about him and his policy priorities there.

Henry-Mathieu, Keegan

"1: Enforce property standards on apartments and fix TCHC properties now

2: Build a York-West that moves with transit that works for everyone

3: Pass emergency services budgets that make more sense

4: Protect programs and services for youth and seniors"[1]

"I've been at city hall fighting on behalf of residents since I was 16 years old."[1]

Keegan Henry-Mathieu’s fully developed website is http://keeganhm.com/ and includes a number of visuals and graphics.  Learn about him and his policy priorities there.

MacDonald, Chris     

Chris MacDonald is active on twitter.  Learn more about him there.

@romar204

Mammoliti, Giorgio   With a political career spanning over 20 years, Councillor Mammoliti has represented Ward 7 – York West for the past 16, in which he has served as Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee, Chair of the Toronto Zoo Board, Co-Chair of Canada Municipalities Housing Action Network – Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), and Chair of the City’s International Committee. Prior to his election as Ward 7 Councillor, Giorgio represented York West as MPP from 1990 to 1995. During his term as MPP, he served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Solicitor General and Minister of Correctional Services, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Correctional Services and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health.

Giorgio Mammoliti’s incumbent Councillor website has information at http://giorgiomammoliti.ca/. Learn about him and his policy priorities there.

Perlman, Larry "A voluntary two-term (8 year) limit as Councillor & give back 20% of my salary to Ward 7 for community projects and festivals (decided by you);

Break up the Emery Village BIA and establish a VOLUNTARY group of smaller, more effective BIAs that represent the needs of each business community, not its Ward Councillor;

Divide Ward 7 into 10 distinct communities, each with its own representative (part of a Ward 7 Committee). This committee will respond to the needs of ALL residents & businesses. I will also be visible & available to communicate directly with all members of Ward 7. Period;Continue the tradition of regular local celebrations to get residents to feel pride in their community.

A quarterly Councillor newsletter & a Ward 7 website updated regularly

A Ward Internship Program For College & University studentsStart a "Friends of Rowntree Mills Park" Group in the Humber Summit community to make this park gem clean, safe and quiet for all."[1]
"Solid education (BA in Political Science/Economics, MBA in Finance) & work experience in the Financial Sector; Regularly quoted in the media on various issues within Ward 7 & Toronto as a whole;

Endorsed for Councillor by the Toronto Star in the 2006 and 2010 elections as well as the North York Mirror in the 2006 and 2010 elections.City of Toronto representative to Pearson Airport's Environment and Noise Committee (CENAC) from 2007 to 2011;Deep community involvement as head of Humber Summit festivals, Moderator of last Federal debate and organizer of family-oriented events. I was also the Co-Chair of the Parent Council in my son's school in the 2011-12 school year."[1]

Larry Perlman’s fully developed website is  http://larryperlman.wikifoundry.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)      Every Candidate: Ward 7: http://everycandidate.org/toronto-ward/york-west-7/

3)      Position Primer: Ward 7: http://positionprimer.ca/html/ward_7.html

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