Good morning voters! I love the real-time web stats, which show that this site is busier now than at any previous time during the campaign. Let me guess: you're trying to figure out who to vote for, for trustee, right?
I'm an excellent candidate. I'm a parent with three kids in the school system. I've paid attention to the TDSB for the past five years or so and I know how it operates. I'm a progressive, decent, straight-talking person - I don't talk to you in "political-speak". I don't use "dialogue" as a verb, or even as a noun really.
My main opponent is in her 20s, no children in the schools, no knowledge of the TDSB. She's running as a political appointee only.
The big issues for Trinity-Spadina are the Central Tech field and corruption at the TDSB. I promise to do my best to keep that field green and get it rehabilitated and opened to the public. And I promise to work hard against the corruption of the TDSB. I am an independent. I will serve only the parents and residents of Trinity-Spadina. My main opponent is running as a party nominee for the NDP, that's her only source of support, and she will have to "dance with the one that brung her" if elected. She will certainly not be able to take any action against the fraud, waste and abuse repeatedly reported by the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail in recent years, because it would embarrass her party. A vote for her is a vote to continue the corruption at the school board.
Check out my platform and bio elsewhere on this site. I believe my platform is the ONLY one that mentions corruption at all. If you have any questions get in touch. I'm going to be kind of busy today, so I'm sorry if I don't manage to get back to you before you have to vote, but I'll try.
In 2010 I got 34% of the vote, almost 10,000 people voting for me, and came quite close to winning against a long-time incumbent. This time we've run twice the campaign we did in 2010. We're going to win this time.
Happy Election Day!