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Rob Ford still a contender in latest election poll

Posted by Derek Flack / August 28, 2014

toronto election pollRob Ford, the world's most notorious mayor, remains a stubborn presence in the Toronto election, according to the latest poll results. While Forum Research's claim that "Ford Is Back" might be a little much -- the incumbent has climbed exactly one percentage point since the last poll -- he nevertheless continues to be competitive coming into the final months of the campaign.

The latest numbers are as follows: John Tory leads with 36 per cent, Ford clocks in at 31 per cent, and Olivia Chow trails with 26 per cent of the prospective vote. The withdrawal of Karen Stintz doesn't appear to have radically altered these numbers, with no more than a two per cent change for any candidate compared to the last poll.

Still, there might be trends worthy of note. Ford isn't on the rise so much as stubbornly hanging around, while Olivia Chow appears to be struggling in you trust Forum. Tory is still comfortably in the lead, but his approval rating has slipped from 67 per cent to 63 per cent. Does any of this matter. Probably not. But, make no mistake, Rob Ford is a contender.



Mark / August 28, 2014 at 10:15 am
It's Forum, they don't have the accuracy of a broken clock. Though I delight in watching Chow's campaign implode I doubt the accuracy of this pollster.
Bob Forde / August 28, 2014 at 10:24 am
Shit, he's gonna win this thing
Danny replying to a comment from Bob Forde / August 28, 2014 at 10:34 am
Ford has a better chance of winning "Favourite Prisoner" at the Don Jail
lowrez / August 28, 2014 at 10:34 am
He isn't. Forum Research conducts landline polls. Their results skew conservative.
Zach Swan / August 28, 2014 at 10:40 am
The best news out of this is the implosion of Ms. Chow's campaign. Her election would be worse for Toronto than Ford's term has been.
Dogma / August 28, 2014 at 10:40 am
Ford's been polling in the high 20s, so getting up to 31 per cent doesn't seem like much of a leap. He has a base. We can debate its size but we all have to acknowledge he's heading into the election with a base of supporters. The question is how the rest of the vote divides up.

I'm surprised to see Chow down so much. I would have thought that her base was around 30 per cent but here we are.
Alex / August 28, 2014 at 10:54 am
I can't tell which supporters are more likely to get out and actually vote though. Ford supporters are generally poorer and uneducated based on the poll which means they should be very unlikely to actually bother to go vote. But they are also voting out of anger which can be a powerful motivator to actually go vote. Tory and Chow supporters are voting out of fear, and having to vote for someone you don't like to stop someone else you don't like from getting in doesn't seem like a great motivator. I could see Ford winning if his voters actually show up and Chow's and Tory's don't.

Ford getting elected has really soured my view of helping people though. With so many selfish and dumb people being revealed in Toronto I feel like running scams to take their money to get back at them for ruining our city, instead of working on stuff that could help the city. I just can't get motivated to try and do something altruistic when people like that might benefit from it.
Todd Toronto / August 28, 2014 at 10:54 am
That means 31% of voters ADMIT to supporting Ford.

Uggh. Hope this isn't a variant of the Bradley Effect.
DL replying to a comment from Dogma / August 28, 2014 at 10:55 am
Chow's base is minuscule. She's got NDP blood in a city that, according to the last elections on all 3 levels, does not. Hell, her own former Federal riding was so sick of her they went Liberal in the by-election to replace her. She's actually made Rob Ford look like a good candidate, something I didn't think was possible. I could definitely see her support tanking as people realize they risk another 4 years of Ford if they don't get Tory in.
Dogma replying to a comment from Zach Swan / August 28, 2014 at 10:56 am
How do you figure? She's running a campaign based on modest promises and rate of inflation taxes increases. She just has one vote anyway so city council would fence in anything more dramatic than that.
The only way her term could be worse than Ford is if she was mutated by nuclear radiation, grew into a 50 foot giant and began rampaging down Yonge Street.
DL replying to a comment from lowrez / August 28, 2014 at 10:56 am
The same polling company had Chow 16 points higher in early June. She's clearly losing support quickly.
Andre replying to a comment from Mark / August 28, 2014 at 11:04 am
Correct, they have the accuracy of a fully functioning clock.
Beware / August 28, 2014 at 11:04 am
We're less than 2 months away from election day people!
October 27th!

Ford is in striking distance.
Rob Ford's Secret / August 28, 2014 at 11:04 am
Losers vote for losers.
Rob Ford's Other Secret / August 28, 2014 at 11:07 am
Having kids roll in goose shit.
Irwin Mimico / August 28, 2014 at 11:09 am
Mr. Ford made those kids roll in goose shit for their own good, just like when my Mommy made me do it!
Irwin Mimico's Mommy / August 28, 2014 at 11:12 am
Irwin, you rolled because you liked it! Remember how we put you on a leash to stop are the stuff! Let me tell you, Irwin-your father was joking when he called it pate!
Marlon Brando / August 28, 2014 at 11:14 am
He ain't no contender, he's a bum! Just like Dougie!
ROB FORD ON CRACK / August 28, 2014 at 11:19 am
I WILL WIN PINKOS!! Then it's footballs and gravy for everyone. Except them cycling pinkos and queers. They can roll around in goose shit for the next four years.
Al / August 28, 2014 at 11:21 am
All the people voting for Soknacki might want to rethink.
lowrez replying to a comment from DL / August 28, 2014 at 11:24 am
Yeah, losing support among old white males.
Olivia G. / August 28, 2014 at 11:25 am
Previous municipal election was a blowout. This only proves polls mean absolutely nothing. Ford has always been the contender to beat. Normally polls only ask 1000 people at a time. Even if Tory or Chow polled at 50% on Oct. 26, Ford will most likely still win.
this city sucks / August 28, 2014 at 11:34 am
this city is full of fucking stupid people! I guess they all forgot he is a crackhead alcoholic homophobe
Mark replying to a comment from this city sucks / August 28, 2014 at 11:44 am
Or that there is more to this city than pride parades and bike lanes.
Jacob replying to a comment from this city sucks / August 28, 2014 at 11:49 am
No, they didn't forget: That's WHY they like him.

What the fuck is wrong with Toronto?
why so sleepy looking? / August 28, 2014 at 11:50 am
To me he looks sleepy all the time now. Wonder what would be causing that?
andrei / August 28, 2014 at 11:54 am
I fear this pool. Not the fact that Ford is ahead of Olivia Chow.. but the fact that it gives me false hope that Olivia Chow may lose this election.. which is what i hope for.. I don't care who wins.. But if Olivia Chow wins.. Toronto will reach Detroit's status in the next 4 years...But in true Toronto fashion Toronto will vote for an ideal not for the interest of the city... And Olivia Chow will win.. how will she win.. By a split of votes between Tory and Ford.. i think all supporters of Ford who have half a brain should vote John Tory...That is what I'm doing
Jacob replying to a comment from andrei / August 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm
If Tory wins the city will suffer from governmental paralysis again.

Not because he won't get along with council, but because he changes his mind on things every time the wind changes direction. (Or focus group results come in.)
Huh? / August 28, 2014 at 12:05 pm
People are voting for Ford because he is the ONLY candidate that actually cares for the City. The others are there for themselves or for their cronies. It has been very clear to many that those pretenders who seems to be clean will bleed the city to death. Just look at the previous few Mayors and you will soon learn that they have destroy the city by filling their friends and special interest group pockets and "F" they residents of Toronto. So what choice do we have? Might as well vote for Mayor Ford with personal problems but have never screwed the city by spending recklessly.

Tory history of been dishonest is appalling. He was the one credited with coming up with the system access fee. It is one of the biggest scam in Canadian history. System access fee was NEVER a government fee. People these days are not stupid. They get info of everything very quickly and see through the bias media.

People will not vote for Ford if there is a credible candidate. At this point, it is FORD and no one else.
lowrez replying to a comment from Huh? / August 28, 2014 at 12:08 pm
Don't forget, Ford's potential support is capped, so he can't win either way.
Jacob replying to a comment from Huh? / August 28, 2014 at 12:08 pm
Ford cares about the city?

What nonsense.

Ford cares about stroking his own ego. He loves attention, being an oppositionist, and getting into fights. That's what it comes down to.
Ford's a Hippo-crite / August 28, 2014 at 12:12 pm
Ford, care about Toronto? LOL! Thanks for the biggest laugh I've had all day. This suburbanite couldn't care LESS about Toronto. All he cares about is himself and his buddies. Oh, and his brother, too sometimes. Selfish git.
huh? / August 28, 2014 at 12:25 pm
I am not going into debate. You got your opinion and I and many others have our own. I am stating a FACT. I have clearly said that there are no other better candidate out there except FORD at this election and people will vote for him. You may laugh all you want. People of scarborough is voting for him because of the subway. Anyone who have used the LRT knows that is is not worthy of a system in Winter months. The LRT line is a joke. Yet we have candidates who purposely went LRT and cost the city hundreds of millions because they wanted to "F" the4 Mayor. Look where is she now in the Mayor race. And where is the money going to come from after 25 years when the LRT has to be replaced again? Smoke and mirrors may fool some, but the majority are smarter than that. Keep laughing and I hope it make your day. The general public is not laughing and will vote for the a mayor that will look after their money and that is FORD at the moment.
Jacob replying to a comment from huh? / August 28, 2014 at 12:40 pm
Ya, because Ford has been purposefully spreading misinformation about LRTs to give himself a nice wedge issue.

First, the current system is not an LRT. Toronto doesn't HAVE any LRTs yet. The SRT sucks in the snow because it gets its power from the rail, which was a huge oversight.

They have LRTs all over Calgary, and they work just fine in the snow. They plow right through it, in fact. More reliably than the open-air sections of our own subway.

But hey, let's take the lying drug addict's word for it rather than educate ourselves...
Zach Swan replying to a comment from Dogma / August 28, 2014 at 12:47 pm
If we overlook the fact that Chow's solution to Toronto transit woes is 'more buses' there is plenty of reason to doubt that NDP chow isn't up to the job of mayor of North America's 4th largest city. David Miller only had one vote and he was such a fiscal disaster for Toronto that the backlash resulted in us getting stuck with Rob Ford. Olivia Chow is David Miller without the Harvard education. She can't be trusted not to run amok with our money.
GRAARG / August 28, 2014 at 01:04 pm
I believe this poll is a bit off but there are, nonetheless, some interesting trends.

Chow is clearly faltering. The PR out of her camp this morning is very interesting. Gone is any pretense of 'watching your nickel' and pretending to be a fiscal conservative. Instead, the PR was appealing directly to her base and about being the "only real progressive." Basically they are in the Alamo on their last stand.

Ford. Too bad the dopes at City Hall haven't figured out that every time they act like boneheads Ford polls higher. A high school council is more professional that what we have now. The grandstanding, stupid self-serving amendments, etc all serve to whip up support for Ford because he's the stick it in your eye protest vote. If he comes close to being re-elected the current Council would be to blame.

Tory. This guy has stamina. He is at every event in this City and has been for months. 3-4 events per day, 7 days a week. He's done a great job at getting out. For a guy who is rich, white, and aloof he's been hammering away at meeting the everyday people.

Soknacki. Some great policies (probably the best) but the guy needs to stop being Mr. Policy Publisher and actually demonstrate that he can do it. He comes across as a back room thinker rather than a front office mayor - a product designer rather than a CEO. I think if he became mayor we'd have an endless supply of really good ideas which never get implemented - he seems way more interested in design rather than implementation.
W. K. Lis / August 28, 2014 at 01:06 pm
Name recognition is the big problem here.
Ford's a Maggot / August 28, 2014 at 01:15 pm
I won't debate either. You CAN fool some of the people ALL of the time. Lis is right: the dummies know his name. Question: Will they go and vote? I don't think so-knock 10 points off of Ford, so 21%.
Skye / August 28, 2014 at 01:18 pm
Ford has Scarborough's vote, because he's convinced them he can get them the subway they want. And because Scarborough is acting like a 16-year-old that's pissed off because he got a Honda for his birthday instead of a Mercedes, that's unlikely to change.

He's lost the fiscal conservatives of Etobicoke, though. They're too embarrassed by his antics and since they've got an option in Tory, Ford has lost the west-end vote.
huh? / August 28, 2014 at 01:23 pm
LRT is not possible in a city that is already build. where do you find space? You cut down two lanes on a already congested road? Very smart. Very smart. But hey, who is talking. And you should check out Pheonix's LRT accident rate.........
Chris replying to a comment from huh? / August 28, 2014 at 01:34 pm
Ford Nation, folks.
the lemur replying to a comment from huh? / August 28, 2014 at 01:49 pm
Well, you can put it underground in the more built-up areas ... as is happening with the Eglinton line.

And you can put it in the middle of the road (or at the side) ... also happening on the Eglinton line, with road widening. So no loss of lanes. And no, the city is not 'already build' and congestion is being taken into account. Congestion is the reason for building LRT. And all other kinds of transit.

Phoenix? You think LRT is a bad idea here because of crappy drivers in Arizona?
mar replying to a comment from Al / August 28, 2014 at 01:51 pm
That is exactly what this bullshit poll aims to do. I'm not buying.
Jacob replying to a comment from huh? / August 28, 2014 at 02:02 pm
Do you even know the route of the Scarborough RT?
Ford Nation / August 28, 2014 at 02:06 pm
Non-MENSA members. Non-shoe tiers, too.
steve replying to a comment from Zach Swan / August 28, 2014 at 02:13 pm
You over look that Fords solution is buses, and less of them.
Jacob replying to a comment from steve / August 28, 2014 at 02:20 pm
Ford's transit "solution" is "make lots of promises, but don't actually do anything."

Remember, jobless people "don't need transit", and if you have a job you may as well get a car.
hair salons toronto / August 28, 2014 at 02:21 pm
I'm wondering if these polls are real or at least we should even consider them. Usually in every election they go up and down making us believe something and at the end they are totally wrong. Mmm...
huh? replying to a comment from the lemur / August 28, 2014 at 02:26 pm
So you are blaming it on bad drivers! Nice. Don't need to talk about LRT anymore. I agree..LRT is great. The very high accident rate is because of bad drivers..not because of LRT despite the fact that it has been like this for years. While at it why not blame it on management because they could not fix the problem. Sure.. Yes. Lets blame it on everything else. I understand.
huh? replying to a comment from GRAARG / August 28, 2014 at 02:35 pm
I almost agree with you except for Tory. He is as self serving as everyone else. People do not forget the implemented the "government fees" while at Rogers. It is a lie that is as bad as Ford. He has run company to the ground. All one need to do is check the internet. He is friends to media that is crucifying Ford. People see it. People are not stupid. Google is our friend. And they they dig...Tory is no Saint. He is as bad as Ford. Get us a better Candidate and Ford is history. But for now..and at this moment...there is no OTHER except FORD!
Jason replying to a comment from huh? / August 28, 2014 at 02:57 pm
How often does the SRT get involved in accidents with cars? Would an LRT following the same route have any more? Would changing this rate from 0 to 0 justify an extra billion or so tossed out the window?

Also, as a driver, how dumb do you have to be to crash into something that has curb-separated lanes, drives on a track, and is the size of two buses strung together?
Skye replying to a comment from huh? / August 28, 2014 at 03:10 pm
Your username is appropriate: that's the typical noise Ford Nation makes when asked anything more complicated than "what's 1 +1?"
VOTE John Tory! / August 28, 2014 at 03:10 pm
VOTE John Tory!

huh? replying to a comment from Jason / August 28, 2014 at 03:26 pm
You should do your research before you speak. Dumb fools will say it cost $1 billion dollar less. Who is paying for the money to replace the LRT 25 years from now? Short sighted? I guess the people of Toronto is not short sighted and that is why they support Ford.

And you should check out the Pheonix LRT report on accidents before you speak.

I rest my case. I will continue to support the fiscal responsible Ford until a better candidate comes along. I am not interested in People who stole from the citizens by lying to us that the governmental fees was imposed by the government.
TrueBoss89 / August 28, 2014 at 03:29 pm
This is honestly the funniest thing I've read all summer. If Rob Ford gets re-elected, thats gonna be some real funny sh--!!!! LOL!
GRAARG replying to a comment from huh? / August 28, 2014 at 03:32 pm
Huh? You might want to check Tory's track record in business. It's actually very good - far better than his record (so far) as a politician. You can accuse Tory of lots of things but crappy businessman is not one of them. If you can find someone who has worked for Tory (I know a few of his former reports) you will hear nothing but respect and admiration. Whether that translates into great mayor is yet to be seen.
huh? replying to a comment from GRAARG / August 28, 2014 at 03:55 pm
From 2001 until 2009 John Tory was a director of Charter Communications, at the time it was America's 3rd largest cable and internet company. He was also a member of Charter's audit committee. It looked as though he was going to do the right thing and resign when he became PC leader and an MPP.
The only problem is he never resigned from Charter, at least not until 2009. A review of each of their annual reports shows him as a director for 8 consecutive years beginning in 2001. The following slide is an example (PDF file) from their 2007 proxy recommending John to be elected for yet another year (page 12) or you can see all of their filings at this link

huh? replying to a comment from GRAARG / August 28, 2014 at 03:56 pm
Charter communications went brankrupt.
huh? replying to a comment from GRAARG / August 28, 2014 at 03:57 pm
360 degrees of John Tory
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1954 John Tory is born in Toronto, the son of prominent lawyer, corporate exec and longtime Rogers Communications board member John A. Tory, founder of law firm Tory, Tory, DesLauriers (now Torys LLP).

1972 Goes to work as a journalist for Rogers Broadcasting-owned radio stations CFTR and CHFI.

1978 Graduates from Osgoode Hall Law School.

1980 Called to the bar and joins father's law firm as a managing partner.

1981 Appointed principal secretary to Ontario premier Bill Davis and associate secretary of the cabinet.

1982 Davis gets wet at rain-soaked Grey Cup game at Exhibition Stadium.

1983 Davis appoints committee to invesitigate feasibility of building a domed stadium.

1985 Davis leaves politics, his last act to extend public funding to Catholic schools.

1989 SkyDome is completed for $600 million – $450 million over budget – and becomes the home of the Argonauts football team and Blue Jays baseball club.

1993 As chair of Mulroney successor Kim Campbell's campaign, Tory approves ad that mocks Liberal leader John Chretien's facial deformity.

1994 Province, using taxpayers' money, pays off skyrocketing debt on SkyDome and sells it to Labatt for a paltry $150 million.

1995 Interbrew buys Labatt. Included in the deal is a controlling interest in the Blue Jays, the Argonauts and 48 per cent of the SkyDome. Tory returns to work for Rogers, this time as CEO.

1996 Appointed commissioner of the Canadian Football League.

1998 SkyDome goes into bankruptcy.

2000 Resigns as head of the CFL, leaving a mountain of debt.

2003 Unsuccesfully runs for mayor of Toronto.

2004 Having lost his bid to become mayor, Tory runs for and wins leadership of the Ontario PCs. Rogers buys SkyDome for $25 million, less than 5 per cent of what it cost taxpayers to have it built.

2007 Runs for premier of Ontario. Trying to follow in Davis's footsteps, he pledges to fund all faith-based schools but is forced to reverse himself when the position proves unpopular.
huh? replying to a comment from GRAARG / August 28, 2014 at 03:59 pm
Not sure how good John Tory's track record is from your point of view....but from the above sucks.
Rob replying to a comment from Jacob / August 28, 2014 at 04:05 pm
St Clair West has an LRT. It was shut down this past winter after the storm. Completely inoperable. The Fat man is correct.
Rob replying to a comment from Jason / August 28, 2014 at 04:07 pm
I've seen it happen so pretty dumb.
Jacob replying to a comment from huh? / August 28, 2014 at 04:08 pm
Replace the LRT 25 years from now?

You mean, in the same way we replace subway cars every 25 years?

Or are you talking about the tracks? Because those get replaced in a subway too.

Only the actual tunnel in a subway is built to last. Everything that goes *into* that tunnel has a shelf life, you know.
huh? replying to a comment from Jacob / August 28, 2014 at 04:21 pm
What do you think? Seriously. How do you replace tracks on LRT? Have you drive through St Clair West? Subways tracks are replaced easily.

LRT tracks are inside concrete while tracks on subway are above ground. with everything constant, replacing the concrete and tracks will cost more and disrupt traffic. Just look at our street cars. They are a disaster and expensive to maintain and road closure are normal to fix them (happens so often).
greg replying to a comment from huh? / August 28, 2014 at 04:34 pm
2014 John Tory becomes Mayor of Toronto!
Hey huh! / August 28, 2014 at 04:43 pm
You are really boring. Shorter comments are better.
Go home huh! / August 28, 2014 at 04:45 pm
Borrr- rring old huh...6 words where 1 will do.
Huh has diarhhea! / August 28, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Typing diarhhea that is.
huh? replying to a comment from Hey huh! / August 28, 2014 at 04:51 pm
How do one shorten a list of dirty laundry? Just wipe them off from this earth so no one knows it exist to make it a non boring discussion? I get it......:)
huh? replying to a comment from Go home huh! / August 28, 2014 at 04:56 pm
When the truth comes out, it hurts.
Jacob replying to a comment from Rob / August 28, 2014 at 05:00 pm
St. Clair has a streetcar.

Not an LRT.

And tracks are easier to replace when they're in a right of way.

Also, for the 100th time, the SRT it would replace is completely separated from traffic. It goes through a hydro field, and then on an elevated rail. It doesn't come anywhere close to anything resembling a road vehicle at any time, and takes up exactly 0 lanes of road space.
Ian / August 28, 2014 at 05:41 pm
If Olivia Chow is honest and true to her "anyone but Ford" ideals she needs to drop our of the race now so that "anyone" can be John Tory.

Hand your voters over to Tory so he can take a huge lead Olivia! You said it Olivia!
#FordMoreYears / August 28, 2014 at 05:54 pm
Go home huh! / August 28, 2014 at 06:38 pm
Still boorrrrriiiiinnnngggg!
Fordfucker'sFuture / August 28, 2014 at 06:40 pm
Deluded drunk-The Future Is NOW!
Irwin Mimico's Mommy / August 28, 2014 at 06:42 pm
Well! My Irwin better stop his lonely fixation. I mean he is mooning over Rob Ford's butt all day & all night! Irwin, your father is going to give what fo'!
Rob Ford's Butt / August 28, 2014 at 06:44 pm
#Pffortz Mo'years!
Ian / August 28, 2014 at 07:23 pm
Olivia your lying about Warren Kinsella is a HUGE mistake at this moment of the campaign. She's shown that she thinks the public and the media are stupid.

Thanks for trying and her efforts but If Olivia cares about Toronto as much as she says, she needs to drop out now, and put her support behind John Tory.
Ian / August 28, 2014 at 07:27 pm
First Olivia says Warren Kinsella is just a volunteer, now today she says he's stepping away from the campaign. If he's only a volunteer why do we need to know he's stepping away...he's actually an acting campaign manager and consultant.

The wheels are coming off the CHOW campaign.
Kathy "Toothbrushes" Ford / August 28, 2014 at 07:39 pm
All my brothers suck.
doug ford / August 28, 2014 at 07:42 pm
You suck too, Kathy. The whole family does, except me. Even my daughter! I mean, lingerie football? She ain't no rocket scientist, neither!
Ian / August 28, 2014 at 07:44 pm
Funny how Olivia Chow announces Kinsella is stepping away the day a poll comes out that says she's dropped to to third. She should have fired Kinsella's ass last week and held him accountable for his comments, instead a week has passed and now she's saying he's stepping away.
Ronnie / August 28, 2014 at 08:09 pm
Clear your fucking cache!
Susan replying to a comment from Ian / August 28, 2014 at 08:42 pm
Being not-Ford is not enough for Olivia Chow: Keenan

Dropping in the polls, Olivia Chow's campaign needs to rethink its strategy.

By: Edward Keenan
Walter / August 28, 2014 at 08:52 pm
For 6 years people have been telling politicians that they want subways and not LRT. Chow comes out against subway and Tory still appears to favour LRT. After 6 years Chow and Tory still think that only another 2 months is needed to convince people that they are wrong and that LRT is the solution to everything.
Jordan replying to a comment from Rob / August 28, 2014 at 09:35 pm
Oh well if BlogTO calls it an LRT then it must be an LRT! How can the source of such riveting journalism as "Top 10 Estonian Cafes In Toronto" and "Toronto's Best Cat Food Stores" be incorrect?
Walter & Susan / August 28, 2014 at 09:51 pm
Just got engaged! Both are household servants of the Fords. Both clean Ford toilets & bidets & post pro-fordfucker comments.
Rob Ford / August 28, 2014 at 09:52 pm
I'm impotent? Oh yeah, "old softie"!
Garneau / August 28, 2014 at 10:08 pm
I originally was going to vote for Tory thinking he had the best chance of beating Ford, but the guy doesn't strike me as a winner. Or a doer. I think he is basically a well-heeled pushover, and lord knows the city has enough people who want to be liked by other, cooler, cities. These days I'm liking Chow because I think her approach to Transit is the most pragmatic. Socknaki strikes me as a bit of a Nenshi, but I think after 4 years of Ford we're all way too cautious to go for that.

So Chow it is.
Ian - Back out Olivia / August 28, 2014 at 11:21 pm
Olivia CHow has some serious thinking to do over the next few days. The deadline to drop out is coming up real soon. Anyone but Ford Olivia? Better drop out and back Tory if that's what you really stand for and if you care about Toronto.
$20Dougie / August 29, 2014 at 12:31 am
What is going on down at city hall?! This is from today!
#FordMoreYears / August 29, 2014 at 01:17 am
Atta boy Robbie! Keep on keepin on. Fight the good fight. Whether you win or not, keep fighting for the good life. Keep proving us wrong. A true redemption story. The Mayor you love to hate, will be the mayor you learn to love.
Davy Gravy replying to a comment from Walter / August 29, 2014 at 04:37 am
Nobody has ever suggested, even jokingly, that LRT is "the solution to everything." What smart people who actually understand these things better than you ever will have suggested is this is the most appropriately scaled and coincidentally cost-effective solution for now and far into the foreseeable future to Scarborough's transit requirements.

Hey, come to think of it, that sounds sort of, well, conservative, doesn't it?

By the way, for 6 years I've been telling politicians I need a private monorail to whisk me from the east end to King and Bay in under 10 minutes, with bar service. For some odd reason (maybe the fact that it's inappropriately scaled, not cost-effective, and - oh, yeah - stupid) they aren't taking the idea seriously. Maybe I need to talk to Mayor Rob "I'll get the private sector to build everybody a subway free/gratis" Ford. On second thought, I'll pass.
Davy Gravy replying to a comment from Walter / August 29, 2014 at 04:45 am
PS: LRT is already paid for. Ford's bogus little Scarborough subway extension is not. That's why he wants to raise my taxes. And yours. Gosh, that sure doesn't sound very... um... conservative, does it now?

Assuming you actually pay taxes, Walter, I think Rob Ford should have a little more respect for you.

Hey, wait a second! "Respect for taxpayers." Pretty catchy slogan, hmm?
Dennis / August 29, 2014 at 07:30 am
Awesome news before a long weekend! Everyone often says the mayoral race doesn't start until after labor day, BRING IT!
Jeromy / August 29, 2014 at 07:44 am
The LRT is shyte and a waste of investment, why throw good money after bad. Just doesn't make any sense.
Jeromy / August 29, 2014 at 07:47 am
"Don't throw good money after bad." Pretty catchy slogan, hmm?
#FordFucksUpforthehumiliatingLos / August 29, 2014 at 08:06 am
Good going Fordfucker! Goose Shit for the Loss! Saying nothing, doing nothing! Youdidwhatyousaidyouwoulddo-nothing! Drugs! Corruption! Incomoetence!! World's Worst Mayor-EVER! WWME!!
WWME! / August 29, 2014 at 08:07 am
World's Worst!
Tim / August 29, 2014 at 08:58 am
MAYOR FORD will cut the amount of councillors at city hall. VOTE THE MAN BACK IN PEOPLE!
To Little TOO LATE / August 29, 2014 at 09:28 am

Warren Kinsella 'stepping back' from Olivia Chow campaign
Canada Geese 4 Ford! / August 29, 2014 at 10:19 am
We geese support TGSM** as the only human who values our shit! **The Goose Shit Mayor
WWME! TGSM!! / August 29, 2014 at 10:22 am
Fordfucker rolls in it daily! So do fordloservoters! Irwin Mimico leads the way to goose shit heaven!
Canada Geese 4 Ford! / August 29, 2014 at 10:27 am
As a special favour, we are going to dive bomb fordfucker's house during our air show! We will fly in formation like the copycat Snowbirds and dive-bomb the fordfucker home! Watch out for racoons and flying shit, fordfuckers! Secondary targets: dougfucker, kathyfucker and motherfordfucker...and mikeyfordfucker! Look out below! Wewilldowhatwesaidwewoulddocover
Canada Geese 4 Ford! / August 29, 2014 at 10:30 am
...fordfuckersinshit. Oh, wait...never mind fordfucker ALREADY covered himself & fordshitnation with shit.
Tim / August 29, 2014 at 11:11 am
At least Rob Ford and John Tory can both create following/"nation".

The rest of the candidates including Olivia Chow are pathetic at leading or creating a following.
Banning replying to a comment from Canada Geese 4 Ford! / August 29, 2014 at 11:17 am
AS a special favor, Olivia Chow will not only be banning guns but also banning all objects of impalement including knives, screw drivers, etc. Olivia Chow and Warren Kinsella will be doing a house pairing, ginsu, etc. Screw Drivers will also be collected Roberstson, Philips, etc.
Redemption / August 29, 2014 at 11:26 am
Marion Barry! Rob Ford! Redemption!
The Goose Shit Mayor / August 29, 2014 at 02:33 pm
Say No More! It's got my vote! Ford just hit his newest low, creating history, so let's vote it in as THE GOOSE SHITMAYOR!
GOOSESHITMAYOR / August 29, 2014 at 02:37 pm
Folks, goose shit has a place in the city by the lake...think of thick downpours of goose shit blanketing the city like snow blanketed Dublin in Joyce's The Dead. We're making history here. Vote for me, the GOOSESHITMAYOR-Rob Ford.
Oct 27 / August 29, 2014 at 07:37 pm
Vote Olivia Chow! We need a ban on handguns asap!
#GeeseForFord / August 29, 2014 at 10:09 pm
We're not Quackers!
Erik P / August 30, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Still in it? He's leading and gaining momentum. He will win, it's simple algebra: (π * r ^ 2) / 2
Erica Pee / August 30, 2014 at 03:31 pm
Your formula is wrong. It's p in park + drug in nose = lose %. Geese can't vote.
Ching Chang Chong / September 4, 2014 at 02:59 am
I heard Olivia Chow wants to raise the land transfer tax on all houses over 200K by 0.5% to hand out free crack to people who can't afford to buy it!
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