Toronto election 2014: Ward 36 candidates

Welcome to the third and final issue of Toronto municipal election coverage in Beach Metro Community News. In this issue, we are featuring candidates for city councillor in Ward 36 Scarborough Southwest, which includes our coverage area in Birch Cliff and Cliffside. There are eight candidates signed up to run for councillor in Ward 36. […]

Trustee candidates tackle funding, class size

Aging portables, crowded kindergartens, under-used schools and playing nice with Queen’s Park. Judging by all the issues parents raised at a Sept. 30 debate at Community Centre 55, the next public school trustee for Beaches-East York has plenty to do after Toronto’s Oct. 27 election. Sheila Cary-Meagher, Marietta Fox, Navarius Mombo and Jen Sagar are […]

Getting ready for the October 27 municipal election

Ah, autumn. The cooling temperatures, the shortening daylight hours, the transformation of flora and fauna as they prepare for the coming winter, and the smell of blood in the air. Oh right, it must be an election year. At Beach Metro News we have always prided ourselves on our fairness. In fact, being nonpartisan is […]

News in Brief

Cancelled. Variety Village has cancelled the mayoral election debate that was previously scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 11. ● Residents are invited to remember the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks this Thursday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. in the Millennium Peace Garden in Woodbine Park, just south of Coxwell and Eastern […]

Looking back on first two months on the job

It has been an exciting start to my first term as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Beaches-East York. Every day since June 12, I have been waking up with a renewed sense of purpose – to earn the trust that was placed in me by the voters of this fantastic riding. I was sworn […]

Liberals oust NDP in Beaches-East York

Whether it was his team, a lucky pin worn by his father in an election campaign five decades ago, or the general swing in favour of the Liberals in the June 12 provincial election, MPP elect Arthur Potts believed he could paint Beaches-East York red the day he signed on as the riding’s Liberal candidate. […]

Two libertarians running in Beaches East-York

Libertarians in Beaches-East York will have to think twice when they vote on Thursday. The riding has not one, but two candidates from parties promising radically less government in Ontario. Alex Lindsay is a 27 year-old civil engineer running for the Ontario Libertarian Party. “I believe that government intervention in basically any industry or service, […]

Beach Green candidate adds voice to mix

Ontario election candidate Debra Scott hopes she has the winning recipe for Green Party votes here in Beaches-East York: clean water and local food. Scott, 44, is a former teacher who taught English in France, Japan, and the UK. The mother of two moved to the Beach from Davisville five years ago, in part to […]