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Toronto Indecision 2010

25 Oct

A municipal election without an incumbent calls for one of the most media-hyped elections of the past couple of decades in Toronto. City dwellers have been inundated with coverage and campaign promises from mayor and councillor wannabes alike, but are they getting through to potential voters?

It seems as though there are a lot of fence-sitters, people who aren’t planning on voting, or haven’t decided yet who is worthy of their endorsement.

Most people are having trouble picking between candidates they don’t completely believe in, but publications are urging them to vote regardless, citing the direct effect of voting towards electing an appropriate, representative leader.

I recently reported for Humber TV news on the pre-elections atmosphere on campus, and I was disappointed to find scores of students who weren’t planning on voting. Not one student out of the dozen we talked to was heading to the polls today.

I want to echo the sentiment communicated by the media, and encourage everyone in the GTA to vote in their respective elections. Find something you believe in and the candidate that speaks closest to those values and stick with it.

Good luck at the polls.

If you want to see my report, watch below. It’s the first story in the newscast.

Happy voting!

 

 

Romi Reads The News

15 Nov

…It’s true.

Ladies Can’t Jump: Female ski jumpers will not be competing in the Olympic games this February. Sad day. Truly one step back for equality in the games. Ski Jumper Lindsay Van even compares the IOC to the Taliban: “It’s like the Taliban of the Olympics,” she said. Ouch.

Larry Inappropriate King Show: Oh the joys of Rebulicanisms. Carrie Prejean, Ex Miss America contender and star of her own sex tape turned “writer”, needs her privacy. For someone to go on a TALK show, she doesn’t give Mr. King much to talk about other than her allegiance to Sarah Palin. At least I got my crazy fix for the week.

Topol Quits Fiddler On The Roof: Clearly the biggest news of the week, mainly because I (my parents) spent almost $100 on a ticket and now he’s out. I feel betrayed. So much for Tradition (….tradition …….. tradition!). I guess I can make do with 4 time Tony award winner Harvey Fierstein.

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