Alternatives to the big four parties

Voters in Beaches-East York may be surprised to see seven names on the ballot on Oct. 19. Two independents and a Marxist-Leninist candidate are flying their own colours this federal election, expanding the choice beyond red, orange, blue or green. Far from the far left or the far right, independent candidate Peter Surjanac is running […]

Letters to the Editor for December 2, 2014

Council candidate displeased with election coverage Beach Metro News was founded to be a non-partisan community paper. Non-partisan does not mean apolitical. Inevitably, the few people running Beach Metro will have their own biases, but lately I have begun to wonder if the paper really is non-partisan and whose voice it really represents. I have […]

Letters to the Editor for October 21, 2014

Transit plans should not exclude vibrant communities For many Torontonians, transit is a huge concern, and the mayoral candidate with the best transit plan will win my vote. Unfortunately, I don’t think any of the plans are any good. Not a single scenario includes a stop at the Beach. This is a vibrant destination for […]

Council candidates cover traffic, transit at Applegrove debate

Most candidates who joined the first live forum of the Ward 32 council race made sure to cross the ‘T’’s – transit and traffic. Those two issues drew the most questions and detailed answers at the open-floor forum hosted by Applegrove Community Complex on Oct. 2. Beach resident Adam Smith told the nine candidates on […]