Statements

Joint statement regarding the 2018 Municipal Election

September 13, 2018

This week, Doug Ford took the unprecedented step of invoking the notwithstanding clause to overturn the Superior Court’s ruling to quash Bill 5 - the attempt to slash Toronto City Council from 47 to 25 Wards.  As candidates for City Council and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) in downtown Toronto, together we stand firm in our resistance to Doug Ford’s belief that he is not accountable to anyone, and that he is above the law. We stand united in our opposition to this unprecedented threat to our fundamental rights.

Statement on Supervised Injection Services in Toronto

September 25, 2018

Supervised Injection Services (SIS) are a critical piece in both saving lives and reducing the city-wide impacts of the opioid crisis that is gripping cities across North America, including Toronto. Without SIS, vulnerable users will turn to injecting alone in secluded areas. That risks adding to the thousands of people who have lost their lives to preventable overdoses in Ontario.

Statement on Yonge Street Commercial Taxes

October 14, 2018

Yonge Street's small businesses deserve to be championed by my colleagues on Council and my counterparts at the Province. These owners have invested in our community for decades and built up the neighbourhood as a destination. We need to move quickly to show that we are just as invested in them.

Statement on Community Investments

October 14, 2018

There are candidates who want you to believe that we must make a choice between the vital services we need - between community centres and parks or housing and transit. This is not a zero sum game. I believe the residents of Toronto Centre deserve better: a collaborative and proven leader who actually understands the planning process and community benefits. We need better parks, more deeply affordable housing, more community centres, more swimming pools, ice rinks and libraries - not less. We need deeply affordable housing, funded in partnership with all three orders of government. I have been clear from the beginning that I stand for a vision that is about lifting everyone up - not pitting communities of need against each other.

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