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John Stall

John Tory slams Doug Ford for skipping Empire Club debate
OPINION: Tory will be mayor of Toronto (this is a prediction, not an endorsement)

Doug Ford is a force of nature who believes he is going to win on Monday. Will he?

John Stall

John Stall and Hazel McCallion
An afternoon with ‘Hurricane Hazel’ – worth more than just a tweet

After several attempts and weeks of waiting, I finally got to spend a few hours with the Mayor of Mississauga yesterday in her back garden. I’ve been covering Hazel McCallion for most of her 36 years as mayor so I wanted to do a decent feature interview with her before she hands the reins over to whom

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John Stall

Olivia Chow reacts after Karen Stintz drops out of mayoral race
Will Olivia Chow drop out of Toronto’s mayoral race, or won’t she?

Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow is the only person on the planet right now who can ensure Mayor Rob Ford is not re-elected.

John Stall

Toronto City Hall
Buckle your election seatbelts in Toronto’s mayoral race

With just 54 days to go until the mayoral election, every day will make a difference to the outcome on Oct. 27.

Ontario leaders
Hudak’s Hail Mary performance pass?

It could be considered by some to be a draw between Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne and Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak with the edge going to Hudak. She, for not crumbling completely under fire for the gas plant fiasco, and he, for improved personal performance and appeal – even going as far as offering to

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John Stall

Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion wants better transit for her birthday
In the eye of the ‘Hurricane Hazel’

Had another chat with Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion this morning on news that she has completed a memoir that will be published in the fall, just as she hands the mayoral reins over to whoever wins the municipal election in October.

John Stall

CityVote
Jimmy Kimmel didn’t show up to first TV debate

The buzz this morning is that Mayor Rob Ford came out on top (if for no other reason) than he showed up for a brawl that never really developed.

John Stall

Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group, during a Remembrance Day ceremony held at the Battle Group headquarters in Kandahar, Afghanistan
Welcome home Canadian Armed Forces

Imagine looking over your shoulder every minute of your waking life for the last eight months, in a high state of alert and anxiety against a possible threat to your or your family’s life.

John Stall

Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion
What Hazel hopes to get out of today’s meeting with GTA mayors

Just got off the phone with Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion who is always up really early and always takes my calls as early as 6 a.m. Today, I wanted to talk to her about the meeting she called with all of the GTA mayors and regional representatives to figure out a coordinated strategy that can be used to request disaster relief for damage caused by the Dec. 21, 2013, ice storm.

John Stall

GTA ice storm
Hurricane Hazel’s experience trumps the tyrannical pitch for federal/provincial funding

After all these years at the helm, Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion knows a bit about how senior levels of government work and what it needs on paper to make the kind of decisions, like the one it will be asked to make on financial aid to cover the cost of ice storm damage

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