A special thanks to David Langer of Toronto for his extraordinary effort in producing this video and videos of the other candidates debates. We officially award David Langer:
“The Toronto Daforth MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award for The Enhancement of Democracy in Toronto Danforth!!”
You will find more of his election videos on his YouTube Channel.
Thanks also to the Candidates who are seeking to be our elected representative in Toronto Danforth. We appreciate your hard work and commitment to public service. Simply holding yourself out as a candidate is an act of public service. We are grateful to you.
This has one of the most interesting races/campaigns ever.
Although only one candidate can get the most votes, each of the candidates is a winner!
Andrew Moran of Digital Journal has written a wonderful report of the March 15 “All Candidates Debate” at Don Mills United Church. It is a must read!!
Here is the beginning:
– Did the Independent and minor political party candidates win Thursday night’s final Toronto-Danforth by-election debate? Although they most likely won’t win the by-election, the Independents brought forth applause and innovative ideas.
The Toronto-Danforth candidates made their final case before residents cast their votes Monday for the federal by-election. The two-hour debate featured the Independent and minor political party candidates providing different insights into the political sphere as opposed to the four major political candidates. Nine of the 11 candidates answered questions about the economy, the environment, what the role of government ought to be and the now infamous Bill C-30, which has garnered a lot of negative responses from Canadians across the country. The polls
indicate that New Democratic Party candidate Craig Scott, who sported an orange tie Thursday night, will most likely win Monday’s contest. However, the raucous crowd was as much behind the Independent candidates as they were for Liberal Party candidate Grant Gordon, Green Party candidate Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu and Scott.
Read more with pictures and video: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/321271#ixzz1pNMRgXDY
We the independent and small parties candidates of the Toronto/Danforth By Election wish to issue a joint statement at this time as the main stream corporate media tends to marginalize the true voice of the people in favor of the established main stream political parties.
We feel that certain issues are not being addressed by these main stream parties because they run contrary to the agenda of the corporate and banking systems that have been controlling the political agenda for some time.
We as a group feel that Canada is in dire need for reforms to its system of governance, First of which is monetary reform and a return to utilizing the Bank of Canada to regain control of the issuance of currency.
Second that a national Initiative be undertaken to reform both the parliamentary and electoral systems to ensure a more accurate and fair system of governance.
And lastly an end to the policies of globalization and integration to ensure Canadian sovereignty and self determination.
Without these issues being addressed we believe democracy in Canada may become ineffective and in danger of disappearing completely.
This is the question posed by the producer of this YouTube video.
The commentary attached to the video:
Did the Independent and minor political party candidates win Thursday night’s final Toronto-Danforth by-election debate? Although they most likely won’t win the by-election, the Independents brought forth applause and innovative ideas.
Okay, so win lose or draw the Independent and minor political parties were heard!
The March 15, 2012 debate at Don Mills United Church, was well attended and with the large number and diverse range of candidates, it was a true “Festival of Democracy”.
In the words of one candidate:
“It was truly a great day for democracy“
This is about as lazy and lame as it gets. The Town Crier featured an article which included only three candidates whose pictures appear below. The Toronto Star ran an article today, that featured these same three candidates and mentioned two others by name. It’s really too bad – this has been a very exciting election. Furthermore, those unnamed candidates have contributed tremendous energy and excitement to the election in “Toronto Danforth’s” Riding. For a list of all the candidates click here
Also, I note the article refers to Craig Scott has the “NDP replacement for Jack Layton”. Actually, I thought he was a candidate for MP in Toronto Danforth and not the “NDP Replacement”.
The Toronto Star is also the outlet that treated us to the advance poll