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New Website Launched Today: Who Runs This Town?

With one election over, another is just beginning!

In recent years, Toronto’s municipal elections have suffered from low voter turnout, lack of debate and a small pool of candidates. Some Councillors even got a free ride and won their seat without having to campaign because no one challenged them!

Lack of participation results in a stale political culture characterized by dull debate at Council, misplaced priorities, alienated citizens and poor decisions.

We’re hoping to inject some energy into our local democracy be encouraging people to get involved early. This new website provides information on how to get involved with campaigns , who is running , how to put your own name on the ballots as well as providing links to resources to learn about local issues.

It’s our city. It’s our election. Let’s raise our expectations.