municipal elections

Sep 12, 2014
Licia Ronzulli voting with her 1 month old daughter on September 22, 2010. by Eu

Where are all the women (candidates)?

Kate McInturff
A number of cities across Canada are gearing up for municipal elections. It seemed like a good time to ask: why don't more women run for office? Here's why.
Mar 28, 2014
Photo: BC Gov Photos/flickr

Upcoming B.C. municipal elections: Business as usual?

Janet Newbury
With municipal elections on the horizon in British Columbia, it is worth paying attention to the nature of political discourse in this province -- and considering its implications and alternatives.
Sep 30, 2011

Gregor Robertson's riot, part three

Chris Shaw
The latest FOI release on the Stanley Cup riot responds to various queries about how the City of Vancouver did, or didn't, prepare for a potential riot.
Dec 7, 2010

Ford scraps Toronto light rail transit system

John Bonnar
In his first day in office, mayor Ford cancelled Transit City light rail lines and ordered TTC chief Gary Webster to develop a new transit plan that included subways and more buses.
Dec 3, 2010

Single mother feels ignored by City Hall

John Bonnar
On Wednesday afternoon, Sabrina Gopaul addresses a crowd of 150 anti-Ford allies. It's Ford's first day in office as the newly elected mayor of Toronto, but Gopaul's got little reason to celebrate.
Dec 2, 2010

OCAP challenges the Rob Ford agenda

John Bonnar Audio Blog
As Rob Ford began his first day as the new mayor of Toronto, OCAP wasted no time in accusing him of embarking upon a Mike Harris agenda.
Nov 10, 2010

Rob Ford and the rise of the municipal right

On Oct. 25, Toronto residents elected Rob Ford as mayor in an election that saw a higher than usual voter turnout. He ran on a platform of cutting social spending and taxes.
Nov 6, 2010

Why Naheed Nenshi won in Calgary

Calgary's new mayor used social media to communicate with voters and vowed to end divisive politics at City Hall. In return, he was voted in with the highest voter turnout in recent memory.
Nov 2, 2010

Tea Party fortunes fertilize grassroots

The stunning rise of the Tea Party -- which seems to have had spillover effects here with Rob Ford's victory -- shows how the wealthy have manipulated the anger following the 2008 financial crash.


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