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John Stall

A closer look at John Tory's 1st day as mayor
OPINION: What Wynne could learn from Tory

Toronto Mayor John Tory has been able to get in a few short days what Premier Kathleen Wynne has not been able to get in more than a year — a face-to-face meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Why do you think that was possible? Yes, probably because he is so well-connected but it goes

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John Stall

John Tory calls Toronto transit, housing a 'crisis'
OPINION: Wecome to ‘Tory Town’

John Tory had been characterized since he lost the civic election in 2003 to David Miller as the best mayor Toronto never had. Well now, beginning Monday, he has the chance to leave a real legacy as the best mayor Toronto has ever had. No one knows this more than Tory himself. Although he won’t

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John Stall

A voter casts a ballot in the 2011 federal election in Toronto on May 2, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Something is ‘happening here; what it is ain’t exactly clear’

Byelection results always serve as fodder for future predictions, but rarely resonate equally with all political pundits or parties.

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.

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