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Chow leads latest polls as Ford's approval plummets

Posted by Derek Flack / June 9, 2014

olivia chowAs Olivia Chow's polling numbers improve, Rob Ford continues to take a dive according to a new survey by Forum Research. The mayor's approval rating has dropped to just 28 per cent, down from 32 percent in May and the over 40 per cent he had carried for months leading up to crack tape number two. According to the Toronto Star, this latest number is as low as Ford's rating has been since he was elected in 2010.

While John Tory leads candidates with a 68 per cent approval rating, followed closely by Chow at 64 per cent, when it comes to who people plan to vote for, the former Toronto councillor and MP continues to extend her margin over Tory. 38 per cent of respondents indicated they'd vote for Chow, followed 28 per cent for Tory, 20 per cent for Ford. David Soknacki and Karen Stintz continue to be non-factors in the race, at least statistically.

The Star is quick to point out that voter demographics might favour Tory (he's generally more popular with a segment of the population who makes sure to cast its vote), but it would appear that he's not been able to convert Ford's sagging popularity into support for his campaign. Perhaps the biggest question is whether or not Ford will have enough time after his planned return from rehab to restore his numbers. It's starting to look that's going to be even more difficult than first imagined.

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Discussion

103 Comments

Whack / June 9, 2014 at 08:52 am
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Also known as the "I get a warm feeling when I think about Jack Layton so I'm going to vote for Olivia" vote.
Chowfun / June 9, 2014 at 08:53 am
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And rightly so. Chow is a true visionary. Her plan to cancel the Scarborough extension, even though the Federal govt promised funding for it and Andy Byford said that it makes the most sense, shows that she can forge out her on her own plans and get Torontonians to buy in. Buses, buses, buses! Bring us into the 21st century, Olivia! Vote Chow! Woot Woot!
steve replying to a comment from Whack / June 9, 2014 at 09:08 am
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There is a problem it that?
How about feeling a sickness in my stomach when I hear Tory parroting Rob Ford so I will not be voting for him
Meme / June 9, 2014 at 09:22 am
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Chow a visionary? Laughable!
The REALNess / June 9, 2014 at 09:23 am
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Question: Perhaps the biggest question is whether or not Ford will have enough time after his planned return from rehab to restore his numbers."

Answer: Yes Rob Ford will have enough time to turn it around should the people follow him. If a provincial election can be turned around in 4-6 weeks. I'm sure a city election could be turned around with 3-4 months still to go.
ne / June 9, 2014 at 09:31 am
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Andy Byford never endorsed the scarborough subway. In fact he said the DRL is a priority over it. Frankly no transit professional has ever endorsed the scarborough extension as a good idea. It's pork for scarborough voters and another subway to no where.
iSkyscraper / June 9, 2014 at 09:36 am
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Meanwhile, the rest of the world laughs at us for being 28% stupid.

Oh, and Chowfun, I'm not sure if I would vote Chow or not but let's keep to the facts, shall we? The LRT was 100% funded with no cost to the city, the change to a subway plan is going to incur massive costs to the city regardless of any help fro the feds, it makes no sense from a professional transportation planning point of view, and Byford thinks the DRL should be built before spending precious dollars on Scarborough:

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/09/25/downtown-relief-line-a-priority-over-scarborough-subway-ttc-head-andy-byford-says/

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/rob-ford-ttc-boss-split-on-scarborough-subway-1.2627668


danR / June 9, 2014 at 09:37 am
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I agree approximately with The REALNess. The numbers on Ford are disturbing. It shows only a 1/4 loss of his hard-core base, most of which could well be regained if they see some sort of turnaround from this obviously compromised 'rehab' program.

When they see the Fords back taking the opportunity to inject themselves into every factor of Toronto council workings, and Toronto life in general, they will start drinking the Kool-aid all over again.

Unfortunately.

Toronto cannot afFord more years of Rob.
Jess replying to a comment from ne / June 9, 2014 at 09:38 am
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No transit professional has endorsed any of the transit plans.

Theses are just all the hair brained ideas of the candidates themselves, non of which are transit professionals which is why long term transit planning should not be a mayoral election issue. None of the plans can be achieved within the time frame the elected mayor will be in office. Then the next mayor comes along and will simply trash the plan of the previous mayor and implement their own and the public looses out.

Do not place your vote based off of transit policies!
The REALness replying to a comment from danR / June 9, 2014 at 09:41 am
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It is just a poll though so not 100% accurate ALSO the incumbent mayor usually isn't in first place because people want change most of the time unless you've got a really outstanding mayor.

Then, if Chow was to win, we'll say the same thing about how Ford got on. "Ohh they only got in by default cause there was no one better so we took second best, not enough people showed up to vote, etc etc"
Thomas replying to a comment from Meme / June 9, 2014 at 09:43 am
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Umm Chowfun was obviously being sarcastic
W. K. Lis replying to a comment from Chowfun / June 9, 2014 at 09:52 am
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Chow is pro-Transit City. The buses is a filler for the short term gap in TTC service. She is pro-transit, which includes the DRL.
Su / June 9, 2014 at 10:32 am
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I hate this bias article. Chow doesnt lead the polls. John Tory does. And judging from the link they both started off with the same approval rating. It would seem to me that this article was written in a bias fashion, and I heavily suspect the author is a Chow fan. I find this hackery disgusting. It assumes the audience is stupid. Derek Flack I am not impressed, and even less impressed with BlogTO
asgasdg replying to a comment from steve / June 9, 2014 at 10:37 am
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@steve, how has Tory been parroting Rob Ford? just curious...
Danny replying to a comment from Su / June 9, 2014 at 10:38 am
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Yeah, if you disagree with facts, that automatically makes them less factual! Reality is biased! Stupid facts! They're just more hackery!
Bob But Not Doug / June 9, 2014 at 10:38 am
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I wouldn't worry about Ford. He'll come back from "rebab," enjoy a slight bounce in the polls as he throws himself back into campaigning, and then fuck up spectacularly and crater his remaining support.
Mar replying to a comment from Whack / June 9, 2014 at 10:45 am
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Are you out of your mind? do you not see how hard she is working? she is winning this election based on her being a woman of the people plain and simple.
tommy replying to a comment from Chowfun / June 9, 2014 at 10:45 am
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The majority of TTC ridership takes buses buses buses. They are the most economically feasible choice given Toronto's density, and most flexible when it comes to transit planning (which Toronto has a HUGE problem with). I'd love to live in your imaginary wonderland where subways criss-cross the entire city, but the fact is that would bankrupt the TTC and Toronto as a whole. How about you get your head out of the sand and look at the actual numbers!?
944 randomly selected Torontonians / June 9, 2014 at 10:46 am
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This is all based based on an automated Robocall telephone survey of 944 randomly selected Torontonians
Pants Go Brown / June 9, 2014 at 10:49 am
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Should be recognized that FORUM Research = bucket shop.
DL / June 9, 2014 at 10:51 am
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It was nice when we went from Mel Lastman to David Miller and actually could understand the words coming out of our mayor's mouth. It seems as though we're trending in the opposite direction, from Rob Ford's slurring to Olivia Chow's level 4 Rosetta Stone.
gz replying to a comment from DL / June 9, 2014 at 10:56 am
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So having the mayor speak perfect english is your biggest concern? You sound like a fucking idiot.
chow4prez / June 9, 2014 at 10:58 am
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most definitely chow! really, what has tory done for toronto? chow has been here from the beginning. over TWENTY YEARS from school board trustee to member of the police board. she knows this city, nuff said!
Soren / June 9, 2014 at 11:04 am
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It's a big problem that Rob and Doug Ford have been using the mayor's office to benefit their private family business since shortly after the election.

Illegal drug use, DUI, conflicts of interest, racism, misogyny, homophobia, influence peddling, lying.... 28% support this? I don't believe the polls.










Jamie / June 9, 2014 at 11:26 am
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Olivia Chow and The Iron Shiek Toronto's hottest political couple!
Lookfor Inselect / June 9, 2014 at 11:28 am
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RoFo's 2010 campaign was backed with heavy investment from companies looking to do business with the City. John Tory will step into RoFo's shoes with hopes of taking that torch back. Chow sadly as great a supporter of the 'common-person' and 'common-good' is nothing more than an 'Asian female with a mouth-defect' to the ignorant business elites who control Toronto's economy.

As for Toronto voters? Most are dumb as a door-knob, can't spell door-knob, nor pronounce it correctly. These yahoos will vote for the name they see the most - John "Dithers" Tory. The same yahoos who put RoFo in power will prove their stupidity again in October. But Tory is still 100X better than a fat crack-smoking drunken wife-beating racist mayor!
Ray / June 9, 2014 at 11:28 am
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Its going to be cold, windy and snowy on October 27th, most of you won't bother inconveniencing yourselves to go vote.

Don't believe the poll. Out of 944 people that picked up the phone....

Picking up the phone and actually going to the polls is two very different things.
piero / June 9, 2014 at 11:29 am
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Comparing Top Issues on each candidates' website:

Olivia Chow 1.) After school care 2.) Youth Unemployment 3.) Transit - buses and Scarborough LRT, 4.) Small business jobs 5.) Tree Planting

John Tory: 1.) Transit - Downtown relief and Scarborough Subway and somewhat taking credit for what Metrolinx is already doing on commuter lines 2.) Keeping taxes low - No indication how 3.) Leadership skills to build consensus

David Soknacki: 1.) Transit - Downtown Relief line & Scarborough LRT 2.) 2x Bike Lanes 3.) Political and data transparency 4.) Growth and usage strategy for city parks and golf courses 5.) Electoral reform 6.) Give innovative companies more access to staff and city hall to improve certain services.

There's nothing in any platform about economic development, infrastructure & urban planning (outside of transit), education, tourism, police, etc. It's mostly a transit and popularity contest.
bobbyc replying to a comment from Whack / June 9, 2014 at 11:32 am
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You are so right, Whack. If she loses the election there is no doubt that she will look back at that fateful moment at 8:52AM when Whack took the wind out of her very sails. We can only but hope that the rest of your day was even remotely as productive.
DL replying to a comment from gz / June 9, 2014 at 11:33 am
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It's a nice luxury in an English-speaking city, I suppose.
DL replying to a comment from chow4prez / June 9, 2014 at 11:35 am
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So she's a career politician who's never actually been in charge or anything or anybody? Those are always the best mayors!
Fred / June 9, 2014 at 11:35 am
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John Tory has been involved with running the budgets of some pretty major corporations. Olivia Chow's career has been built off of spending and receiving other peoples money.
Quality? / June 9, 2014 at 11:37 am
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Can we just keep Norm Kelly in office? We need to deputize him for another few years until more quality candidates show up for the race.
DL replying to a comment from tommy / June 9, 2014 at 11:45 am
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It's a slender majority using buses (53%), and many of them are using buses on routes like Eglinton, Sheppard, Finch and Dufferin that either are having, planning to have or should have LRTs/subways built.
Sue replying to a comment from DL / June 9, 2014 at 11:51 am
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Howsie bout you just respond without putting others down?

So Olivia says she'll increase bus service by 10% but hasn't explained how or if we should expect a fare or tax increase to pay for the 10% increase. Do we need to buy new buses to accommodate this plan? Hire more bus drivers?
All love / June 9, 2014 at 11:55 am
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Let's start telling Chow she'd be a good candidate for Prime Minister and see if we can get her to run for that too!
DL replying to a comment from All love / June 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm
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Oh boy that would be hilarious.
DL replying to a comment from Sue / June 9, 2014 at 12:11 pm
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No idea what you're talking about; I haven't put anybody down, just stated that a lot of bus usage is unrealistic and will continue to become an unwelcome burden as the population grows. Articulated buses on streets like Dufferin are still overcrowded and there's no solution in the pipeline for this.
Jacob replying to a comment from Fred / June 9, 2014 at 12:11 pm
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Haven't we learned in the last 3.5 years that running a city is completely different than running a business?
Jacob replying to a comment from DL / June 9, 2014 at 12:13 pm
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So what do you suggest? Putting a subway on every street?

I hate buses myself, but what I hate even more is waiting and waiting and waiting for a bus.
Spike replying to a comment from piero / June 9, 2014 at 12:14 pm
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And all of this is because people in Toronto can't think of anything else beisdes 'subways, subways, subways' when it comes to public transit, or to issues in the city generally. This mentality was rightfully criticized in a Torontoist article a few months back:

http://torontoist.com/2014/03/mayoral-candidates-rally-around-the-downtown-relief-line/

I just wish that we could build a set of LRT lines all around the city, say 'That's it', and be even and done with all of this transit talk.

@iSkyscraper: who's laughing at us? Jealous assholes full of schadenfreude, that's who. Fuck them.
Wolf / June 9, 2014 at 12:36 pm
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Someone said that Chow will win, and a few years down the road people will be complaining, and it'll all be about how we held our nose and that a vote for Chow was actually an anti-vote for Ford.

For many, this will indeed be the case. Frankly, I think this is Chow's race to lose.

Ford will try to come back, based upon the redemption effect: "yeah, I smoked crack and drank too much, and made disparaing remarks about ethnics and my wife - but now I'm sober. Vote for me." I sincerely hope the voting population understands that the abuse of alcohol doesn't replace one's personality - it enhances it so that everyone can see precisely the kind of person you are.

Ford has always been a consumate political liar, a homophobe and a racist. Sobriety merely hides these things (though not completely). Let's not ever forget that. Especially the lying part - I fully expect him to come out again, swinging, and repeating his lie about saving the city a BILLION dollars.
Joey replying to a comment from Spike / June 9, 2014 at 12:41 pm
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@Spike: You think people are jealous of our crackhead mayor? Get a clue dumbass. They're laughing at us because out mayor is a pathetic loser. Anyway, it doesnt't really matter because in a few months Olivia Chow is going to win the election, kick Ford out of office and restore our dignity.
Joey / June 9, 2014 at 12:44 pm
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Oh, and when I said Chow was going to kick Ford out of office, I was being literal. She is literally going to kick Ford out of the Mayor's office with a steel-toe boot. It's gonna be one hell of an inauguration!
Spike replying to a comment from Joey / June 9, 2014 at 12:53 pm
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I wasn't talking about Ford, but our city and what we have despite Ford being mayor that makes Toronto great. Those that can't see past this and that are using our having Ford as mayor to blast us can kiss my ass. DRL or no DRL, airport line or no airport line, and RFID transit card or no RFID transit car, we are still a great city (we could have it worse and be Buffalo) and we should be proud of that fact, difficulties and all. That whiny morons like yourself can't see that is YOUR problem and theirs.
Anne / June 9, 2014 at 01:04 pm
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If Olivia Chow is elected as Toronto's mayor, Torontonians are going to regret it. The city will incur more debt under her watch. I don't think she has the skills to manage a bake sale, let alone this great city. Jon Tory is the best choice for Toronto. I wish he still had his radio show so people could hear how much sense he actually makes.
Fred replying to a comment from Jacob / June 9, 2014 at 01:11 pm
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NO! What we learned in the past 3.5 years is that career politicians don't know how to manage a budget, a business nor a city. A past political track record means nothing.





Stephen replying to a comment from Su / June 9, 2014 at 01:16 pm
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No. John Tory does lead in personal approval rating, which is not an indication of how people would vote but rather how people feel about the candidate. Meanwhile, Olivia Chow leads in terms of who respondents indicate they'd vote for. Two different metrics, the latter of which is a measure of how people would vote. Chill out.
DL replying to a comment from Jacob / June 9, 2014 at 01:33 pm
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Not at all. Putting rapid transit on the streets I named will free up existing buses to run on routes requiring more frequent service, and will accommodate the large number of transit users already using the routes that have way too many riders to justify still using buses.

Here are some examples of surface route ridership figures (from 2012) on weekdays:

29 Dufferin - 42,000
36, 39, 139, 199 Finch - 88,000
35 Jane - 44,000
7, 160 Bathurst - 27,000
32, 34 Eglinton - 78,200
35 Don Mills - 38,000

These are routes that have more than earned the right to rapid transit over buses, and will only become more congested until we do so.
Tim replying to a comment from DL / June 9, 2014 at 01:40 pm
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Olivia already said she's going to increase bus service 10%.
Problem solved. She winning it and will implement it.
DL replying to a comment from Tim / June 9, 2014 at 01:53 pm
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I guess numbers don't make sense to people who didn't complete grade 9 applied math, huh.

Let's make it easier: It's generally agreed by those who know transit that once you hit about 35,000 on a route, that route is probably too congested to be accommodated using buses, and the effects begin to negatively impact transit, vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The solution is to upgrade to rapid transit, and lo and behold of the 6 routes I named, 4 were included in Transit City and the other two inexplicably left out, likely because any RT on Bathurst or Dufferin will likely need to go underground (same with Jane and Finch, but...). If the problem could be solved by "hey, more cheap buses!", do you seriously think we would be sitting around here doing environmental assessments on potential RT routes? No, we would take the cheap option, because cheap is better. But, if you had any inkling on how addition and subtraction work, you would realize that we simply cannot accommodate more buses on overcrowded routes. Period.
Tim replying to a comment from DL / June 9, 2014 at 02:08 pm
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So are you suggesting that Olivia Chow's transit plan is shyte?

The increase of 10% isn't much to vote on?
Tim replying to a comment from DL / June 9, 2014 at 02:11 pm
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I think were both on the same page here. Olivia is not qualified to be mayor and most voters need to dig deep in the campaign promises they make.
DL replying to a comment from Tim / June 9, 2014 at 02:27 pm
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Yeah it's hard to detect sarcasm on here sometimes. My bad.

She's literally clueless. That isn't to say any of the other candidates have a clue when it comes to transit, or listen to people who do have a clue, but...
Rory replying to a comment from Ford/Chow/Tory-Doesn't Matter / June 9, 2014 at 02:36 pm
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I still don't get why the provincial election is only 4-6 weeks with 1-2 debates and the city election is like 12 months with 18 debates....?
#FordMoreYears / June 9, 2014 at 04:00 pm
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Our champion is doing great and will be back July 1st.
A lean, mean, fighting machine, Rob may have dipped in the polls but he's still within striking distance, don't count him out yet. You've been counting him out for the past 3 years. He'll be back!

Expect a big Ford Fest this summer - date tbd

Witness Robbies redemption October 27th!
jen / June 9, 2014 at 04:21 pm
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I just got back to Toronto after a trip to Europe. I met a group of men from Belgium at a dinner who knew ALL about Rob Ford. They laughed, cracked jokes and mimicked him smoking up. I didn't even need to bring him up in conversation, as soon as they heard I was from Toronto, they dove in.

It would be nice to have a mayor who didn't make us look like a bunch of back-water hicks to the rest of the world.
Randal replying to a comment from jen / June 9, 2014 at 04:41 pm
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I have a very similar story about the Jean Chrétien years as Prime Minister. I was travelling through Europe at the time and had two different people ask me what was the matter with our President/Prime Minister.

Basically they were asking if he was all there..
He speaks out of the side of his mouth, slurs his words and you can barely understand him, they asked is he challenged.
Spike replying to a comment from jen / June 9, 2014 at 05:42 pm
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They're assholes who deserve to be told to go fuck themselves if that's all that they can do; as I said before, that's schadenfreude, straight up.
Sam / June 9, 2014 at 06:08 pm
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Sorry Apollo H. Ford is against the GRAVY TRAIN. He has saved millions for the city of Toronto, something chow would NEVER do.
Davy Gravy replying to a comment from Fred / June 9, 2014 at 10:05 pm
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If those are your criteria, then the sensible thing would be for Tory to stay in the private sector and Chow to continue in politics, no? Are you sure you've thought this through?
Davy Gravy replying to a comment from Fred / June 9, 2014 at 10:10 pm
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Comparing the budget, and the running thereof, of a business with that of a municipality, especially one of this size, is a fool's errand.

Do you really think a mayor's (or any politician's) job can be compared in any way to that of a person in a position of fiscal responsibility for a corporation, be it GM or Deco Labels? Where on earth did you get this silly idea? You're comparing apples to pomegranates.
Davy Gravy replying to a comment from Ford/Chow/Tory-Doesn't Matter / June 9, 2014 at 10:11 pm
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Thank you! It's nice to see some actual information injected into the comments section, for a change.
Davy Gravy replying to a comment from Sam / June 9, 2014 at 10:15 pm
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Yep, he sure has! Why, we hardly know what to do with all the $$ he's saved our household!

Good thing he'll be privatizing our garbage collection soon. The house is literally filthy with money.
#FordMoreYears / June 9, 2014 at 10:41 pm
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All levels of government need to be strong at this point. Right now the province is just paying off the interest each month on the debt we have. We can't afford to keep spending and hoping the investment pay off,

We need to cut back at all levels of government.
kn / June 9, 2014 at 11:44 pm
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Sorry, but isn't Olivia going to bring the same kind of superficial, poorly thought out political agenda Adam Vaughan brought to city hall?

Adam's record is dismal. In particular his big coup, the rebuilding of Atkinson ghetto. No need to worry about 40 years of gang violence and drug dealing in the area. That's not a function of a corrupt TCHC or high density poverty.

Adam actually went so far as to say it wasn't costing the tax payers a dime to try and sell this idiotic proposal. REALLY??.....That land you gave away to the developers....yah that's taxpayers land you simpleton. As in 100s of millions worth of our money. (The city actually had it printed on official documentation until it was pointed out to be an outright lie.) OH yah, now simple Adam wants to be our representative in Ottawa.....please no, not Adam.

Everybody should be asking Olivia about Atkinson coop and other public housing ghettos and what she is going to do to fix the TCHC and the brutal violence that surrounds every TCHC property. This whole idea that building condos around these failed experiments is laughingly short sited. Adam failed us miserably and now Alexandra park is doomed to repeat it's fractured past.
Decline / June 10, 2014 at 08:24 am
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Decline your ballot!!!!!
#FordMoreYears / June 10, 2014 at 08:34 am
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The standard is to be 288 billion in debt? And your OK with that? Kepp spending, keep spending, its OK its standard, its casual, its all just water under the bridge. We can't afford transit but that's OK were in debt, so well borrow more, or take fro the tax payers, its casual, its casual, brainless twit.
Amy / June 10, 2014 at 09:23 am
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If you can't cast your vote of confidence for any of these candidates you should decline your ballot.

Switching candidates or parties just to keep one person out, or to make one get in is disrespecting your right to vote. You need to be able to vote confidently for your choice and if not, decline your ballot.

http://www.declineyourvote.ca/
#FordMoreGravyTrain / June 10, 2014 at 09:46 am
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Scarboro subway? Can't afford? Support Ford? "Subways, subways, subways"? Raise taxes? Explain yourself...twat.
kn....The Story of a Lunatic / June 10, 2014 at 09:50 am
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Kn may be Shirley, or Shirley-level insanity! Any personal care workers available to help kn through its mental incontinence?
Hey, #FordMoreYears / June 10, 2014 at 10:30 am
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Do you work at Deco? Apollo Health? Donnelly? Do you want on #FordGravyTrain? Do you suffer from muscle spasms from bench pressing a world record 1,200 pounds? Are you a stumbling, whoring, corrupt drug addict? Should City Hall be a mayor's whore house/crack/drunk den?
Rob Ford / June 10, 2014 at 11:09 am
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I'm a rootin' tootin' corrupt, tax-raisin', gravy trainin', lyin', drug takin', weight liftin, muscle spasmin' idjut!! If you throw peanuts, I'll catch them in my mouth! I can balance a beach ball on my nose! Arf! Arf!
Timmy / June 10, 2014 at 11:15 am
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Sorry, Sam, Ford is FOR the FORD GRAVY TRAIN! Ford has cost the City millions, something Chow/Tory/anyone would never do.
Wtf- Ford and Wynne / June 10, 2014 at 01:22 pm
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Ford Nation and Wynne Nation are complete idiots! A vote for Ford and Kathleen Wynne is a vote for corruption, scandals and cover ups! Are you people really that dence to place a vote of confidence behind a corrupt leader!

use your heart and mind already , you know the right thing is to NOT vote for either of these liars!
Easter Seals Timmy / June 10, 2014 at 01:28 pm
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I can walk better than Ford can govern.
We are very dence / June 10, 2014 at 01:31 pm
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We are voting Wynne. What is the dencity of Hudak & Horwath's brains in the low gravity environment of Uranus?
Did you mean 'dents'? 'dense'? 'Dentyne'?'defence'? / June 10, 2014 at 01:35 pm
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It's a stupid rant anyway, wtf-Ford and Wynne.
wtf-Ford and Wynne replying to a comment from Did you mean 'dents'? 'dense'? 'Dentyne'?'defence'? / June 10, 2014 at 03:50 pm
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You may call it stupid but it is the reality. Funny how low we've let the bar go on what we expect out of our politicians.

The truth is out there!

A vote for Rob Ford of Kathleen Wynne is a vote for corruption, scandals and cover ups!
wtf-Ford and Wynne and Hudak / June 10, 2014 at 05:31 pm
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Hudak, one of Frank magazine original little shits together with wife Deb Hutton, both failed to stand up and say no about Walkerton, the killing of Dudley George. They were both too cowardly to repeat what Harris said when he ordered George shot, unlike Harris' Attorney General, who DID have the courage. Hudak/Hutton also had no courage when faced with Harris' racism. Hudak scapegoated foreign workers in the last election and was reviled for it. I could go on, but my main question: WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU SO"DENCE"" ABOUT HUDAK?
A vote for Hudak is... / June 10, 2014 at 05:33 pm
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...a vote for negligence, murder, violence, racism and incompetence!
wtf-Ford and Wynne and Hudak / June 10, 2014 at 05:48 pm
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Hudak has been made a Saint by Mr. wtf-Ford & Wynne, by omission.
Karma / June 10, 2014 at 08:04 pm
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Did you know Olivia chow lived in community housing with Jack Layton to save money when she made six figures... she wont help people that are in need, rather she will steal from them.. Maybe Karma will get her the same way it got Jack Layton ..
Ford / June 10, 2014 at 08:07 pm
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Rob ford will do more for the city then Olivia who wants to go 10 years backward with her bus plans.
Olivia / June 10, 2014 at 08:09 pm
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All Olivia Cares about is her status, she doesnt care for the city. If she did she would be talking about funding! Her plans are soo vague.
olivia / June 10, 2014 at 08:13 pm
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OMG if olivia gets in it will ray days all over again ..Please no more NDP, they are much worse then liberals, and conservatives combined.. Hudak will do a better job then olivia..
olivia / June 10, 2014 at 08:14 pm
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she is the only candidate who never canvasses with her team
olivia / June 10, 2014 at 08:15 pm
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Her and John Tory, plan debates and purposely, exclude other candidates who they think they cant compete with. such an embracement..
olivia / June 10, 2014 at 08:16 pm
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Usualy those who are in first place this early on usualy loses.. spring is in the air
not correct / June 10, 2014 at 08:17 pm
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The polls did not include other candidates, therefore is inaccurate...
Kn / June 10, 2014 at 09:54 pm
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Has anybody noticed how both Olivia and Adam V have changed their "look" to try to convince voters they are more moderate? If you want another big spender as our mayor. Vote Olivia!!!
wtf - Wynne’s Budget Fortells Biggest Ontario Cuts Since Harris / June 11, 2014 at 08:20 am
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At least Hudak is being upfront on his plans and giving us more information then he needs to, where as Wynne is withholding information and not telling us about all of the cuts shell need to make to keep her finance promise.

Wynne’s Budget Fortells Biggest Ontario Cuts Since Harris
http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-03/wynne-s-budget-fortells-biggest-ontario-cuts-since-harris.html
Jeff / June 11, 2014 at 09:58 am
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Yeah city council hard at work again!


Councillors vote to get off early on Election Day
http://www.torontosun.com/2014/06/10/toronto-city-council-to-break-during-election-day
wtf - Wynne’s is lying and cuts are coming / June 11, 2014 at 10:06 am
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Wynne is lying and cuts are coming: Union president

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2014/06/10/21731016.html
You go / June 11, 2014 at 10:38 am
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Check out our girl Olivia! She has her own world cup schedule now. Awesome. A true leader. This will be in all the sport bars across the city!!!!!

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/06/06/olivia-chow-hands-out-world-cup-soccer-schedules

http://www.oliviachow.ca/world_cup
Pat / June 11, 2014 at 11:53 am
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Vote Independent/GREEN. Ignore the media-biased three (same-old same-old) parties. GREEN.
Amy replying to a comment from Pat / June 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm
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If you can't cast your vote of confidence for any of these candidates you should decline your ballot and not just simply switch parties

Switching candidates or parties just to keep one person out, or to make one get in is disrespecting your right to vote. You need to be able to vote confidently for your choice and if not, decline your ballot.

http://www.declineyourvote.ca/
Joey replying to a comment from Spike / June 11, 2014 at 04:20 pm
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Spike, the only "whiny morons" I see in this comment section are you and the other Ford supporters.
The Shakes / June 12, 2014 at 11:26 am
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I wonder what all of Ford's paid shills will do after he loses the election. Getting paid to type lies and nonsense over the internet isn't really a marketable skill set.
Bye, Bye Timmy! / June 12, 2014 at 11:02 pm
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Don't let the door hit you on the way out, honey!
1 down, 1 to go / June 12, 2014 at 11:03 pm
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Bye Hudak...NEXT!
Fa--fa-foord!! / June 12, 2014 at 11:05 pm
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We're looking for you Rob...wherearrreyooouuu?
Salvatore Lamantia / July 20, 2014 at 02:53 am
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Chow's socialism is so far to the left it may as well me called communism.She cannot identify with anyone who was born and raised in this country as long as we work and pay taxes we are nothing more than a source of revenue to pay for those who don't and to provide all the benefits we've worked for to hand over to the immigrants and their elderly families who show up in Toronto every years by the thousands. The only reason we have a transit problem is because we can't take care of the immigrants we already have.She wants to raise our children, hand out condoms in high schools and turn Canada into Chinada. Voting for her is a vote for Sid Ryan and all the other champagne socialist,e.g., that's why she's against privatizing garbage collection and saving us millions of dollars.Vote for Chow and kiss your freedom and money goodbye.

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