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Doug Ford – What he is and how to fight him
Late in the evening of Saturday March 10th, Doug Ford was declared victor of the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race. In a complicated weighted ranked ballot system, Ford garnered just over 50 per cent of the points, narrowly surpassing establishment candidate Christine Elliott, who actually won the support of more members. Almost immediately, the results […]
John Tory is Toronto’s mayor: Bay Street sharpens its knives
There will be no “Ford more years” in Toronto as John Tory has been elected the city’s mayor, ending the four-year drug-fuelled party that was Rob Ford’s mayoralty. Doug Ford, Rob’s older brother, finished with a surprisingly-strong second place result while former NDP MP Olivia Chow came a distant third. With Tory’s victory, Bay Street […]
Toronto mayoral election: Stop the Tory/Ford agenda!
As we enter the last month of Toronto’s never-ending mayoral race, it appears that Olivia Chow, the former NDP MP and widow to ex-NDP leader Jack Layton, has fallen to third place after entering the election as the favourite. Ahead of her are Bay Street darling John Tory and right-wing city councillor Doug Ford, the […]
Prospects for revolution: Canadian perspectives 2011
“Revolution is never practical — until the hour of the Revolution strikes. Then it alone is practical, and all the efforts of the conservatives and compromisers become the most futile and visionary of human imaginings.” (James Connolly, Workshop Talks, 1909) The Arab revolution changes the entire world situation. For the first time in generations, the […]
Defend our housing! Tenants and organized labour must smash Rob Ford’s agenda
Farshad Azadian is a founder of the Esplanade Community Group, and a TCHC tenant. Working class people in Canada are today experiencing the hardest economic times in recent history. Unfortunately, the worst of it is yet to come. Working people in Toronto are bracing for major attacks on their living standards, even worse than those […]