Wednesday, September 17, 2014

65 running for Toronto Mayor

Rob Ford dropped out of the 2014 race for the top spot at the City of Toronto as his brother Doug has stepped in. Rob's health issues has shaken up the battle which was being led by John Tory (above, right), followed by Rob and Olivia Chow (below). Current polls suggest that Doug is now in second place. Election day is Monday, October 27, 2014.
Olivia Chow

Mayor Rob Ford during Carnival launch

"The final list of certified candidates for the 2014 municipal election is available at http://www.toronto.ca/elections/listofcandidates. There are 84 offices to be filled: one mayor, 44 councillors and 39 school board trustees.

There are a total of 606 certified candidates:
• 65 for mayor
• 358 for city councillor
• 127 for trustee - Toronto District School Board
• 42 for trustee - Toronto Catholic District School Board
• 8 for trustee - Conseil scolaire Viamonde
• 6 for trustee - Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud
There is one acclamation for 2014. The acclaimed candidate is:
• Jean-Fran├žois L'Heureux, Ward 4, trustee, Conseil scolaire Viamonde

In the 2010 municipal election there were 476 candidates. The candidate breakdown was:
• 40 for mayor
• 279 for city councillor
• 88 for trustee - Toronto District School Board
• 59 for trustee - Toronto Catholic District School Board
• 8 for trustee - Conseil scolaire Viamonde
• 2 for trustee - Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud"
Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, left, running for Councillor Ward 32 again
A relaxed John Tory wanders around Nathan Phillips Square
David Soknacki - dropped out of race
Karen Stintz - dropped out of race

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