Ford’s Danzig Approach

Ford’s Danzig Approach

From the Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale: McGuinty’s government announced last year that it was giving another $10 million to TAVIS over two years, bringing the total to about $35 million since 2006. McGuinty suggested Tuesday that expiring funding for programs in Toronto’s 13 “priority neighbourhoods” could now be extended, but … Continue reading

Ralph Lean On Team Ford

Ralph Lean On Team Ford

The Globe and Mail reports that influential ‘bagman’ (a campaign fundraising bundler) and prominent Cassels Brock lawyer Ralph Lean has signed up for a Ford Nation passport in 2014. Aside from a brief sojourn as a David Miller booster in 2006, Lean has long supported conservative politicians, and speaks of … Continue reading

Your Sunday Reading

Your Sunday Reading

A quick roundup of the best links from the past few days. On OneCity, the best analysis comes from exactly who you would expect. Torontoist editor Hamutal Dotan delivers a nuanced and thorough look at what OneCity got right and wrong and the larger lessons we should learn from this … Continue reading

Hennessy and Mckee: OneCity

Hennessy and Mckee: OneCity

In the first instalment of a twice-monthly feature, Toronto Citizens will discuss messaging, political strategy and tactics with Ontario Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Director Trish Hennessy and Massey fellow and U of T political academic James McKee. This week: Whither OneCity? David Hains: OneCity made a dramatic splash when … Continue reading