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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!

 

 

I’m On The CBC!

22 Sep

Check me out!

I know, probably the most anti-climatic thing you’ve ever experienced, but exciting for me!

My first published work for a major news organization. Eat it up.

A Chat With Rocco Rossi

10 Feb

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Myself and Rocco Rossi talked shop not too long ago. He, like Giorgio Mammoliti says he values the student vote. We also cleared the air about his intentions for the TTC and bike lanes in Toronto.

Rossi was the national director of the Liberal Party of Canada. Now, he hopes to become the next mayor of Toronto.

And these are some of the things he has to say: Continue reading

A Chat With Giorgio Mammoliti

9 Feb

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In collecting sources for my article in the Humber College paper, I had the opportunity to speak with some of the mayoral hopefuls.

Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (of Ward 7), who graduated from Humber, is known for his tough-on-crime outlook, and his unorthodox plans for the city if he becomes mayor of Toronto. I shied away from what we usually hear about him to focus on the student perspective. Post-secondary students, after all, make up 200,000 of the Toronto mosaic.

Here’s some bits and pieces from the interview: Continue reading

Next Week

5 Feb

As I mentioned earlier this week, I will be posting interviews with two candidates for mayor of Toronto, but I decided to post them next week so be patient, get excited (but not too excited, because that would be weird.)

I hope you have a good weekend Superbowling, or not Superbowling. I will be watching, not really knowing what’s going on, while blindly cheering for a team that I haven’t been following and know nothing about (Go Saints?).

I’m sure this post will get some stray Googlers searching for “Superbowl”. To you I say, sucks to be you, you just wasted one minute of your life.

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