Opening Statement



Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Hello John Tory! Goodbye Doug Ford!


After a nail bitter of an election night, John Tory will be sworn in as the 65th mayor of Toronto on Dec 2. The final results of the Toronto Mayoral Race are: 

John Tory 40.3% Doug Ford 33.7% Olivia Chow 23.1% 




John Tory: Raise your hand if you finally won an election race!

From John Tory's victory speech: 
"As your new mayor I will move Toronto not right, not left but forward ..... Torontonians want to see an end to the division that has paralyzed city hall the past few years." 

Here's the full text of John Tory's acceptance speech @ Blogto.com 

Watch it on video @ Here

You can crunch the numbers at the City of Toronto Election Site @ Here

Full results for all the Toronto races, including the mayor, councillors, and school board trustees is available @ National Post

TCDSB + TDSB school trustee winners at a glance @ Inside Toronto

Voter turnout was the highest since 1995 with 60.4% of the electorate turning out to vote. See a ward by ward breakdown @ Global News There's a graph @ Toronto Star

This interactive map shows the resulting geographic divide in how citizens voted across Toronto in the mayor race. Once again the city is roughly divided between the urban and suburban parts of the GTA [Greater Toronto Area]. Doug Ford won heavily in the Ford Nation's Etobicoke bastion and among the Scarborough subway line voters. John Tory took a large swath of the cities urban centre. Olivia Chow won in the downtown west end city wards. See the results @Global News





The map shows Ford won 66% of the votes here in my York South Weston Ward 7. There's no chance Giorgio Mammoliti will be killing any panda bears. He shamelessly rode Ford's coattails to another election victory with 46% of the vote. He defeated the TYLC pick H.M.Keegan by 6816 votes to 471. Runner up Nick Di Nizio got 5274 votes. Alas. More @ Ward 7 

Here's a ward by ward breakdown of the councillor's election results across Toronto, with a brief socio economic description of each ward. Click on the arrow at top for the details in each ward @ Toronto Star

Here's what John Tory promised to do if elected mayor @ John Tory

How John Tory won in 3 Gifs @ Huffington ;-)

A spiteful Rob Ford claimed right away that he plans a Ford Nation comeback in the next election @ Rob Ford

Rob was less than conciliatory @ Ford

Here's what the war on the ground looked like in Rob Ford's ward @ Ford Nation

Rob Ford won a council seat in Etobicoke North, the seat vacated by his brother Doug, who stepped up to run for mayor after Rob entered the hospital for cancer treatment @ Ford Win! Lose!



Doug Ford: Raise your hand if you lost the race!

Allow me a nasty: here's the moment I've been waiting 4 years for! Watch the Ford Bros find out Doug had lost @ Video

The angst was palpable down at Ford campaign headquarters as it became apparent there wasn't going to be any Second Coming @ Ford Nation Reacts

Olivia Chow urges John Tory to "keep the Faith" in tackling inequality in Toronto in a graceful concession speech @ Metro Video @ Jack?

Watch out! There's speculation all ready that Doug Ford should run for the leadership of the Provincial Conservatives to fill Tim Hudaks neo con boots. And howzabout Olivia for provincial NDP party leader? @ Doug 4 Premier?! More in Analysis below ...

2014 Ontario Municipal + School Board election results both Catholic and Public, for across the province are @ Elections Ontario

Premier Wynne congratulates election winners @ Wynne

Analysis:

Scary thought: 1/3 of eligible Torontonians voted Ford despite all we have been through over the past 4 years!



Me on election night!

[I will keep adding links here as more interesting analysis becomes available.]

My blogsite archive contains over 3 years of news links on the Rob + Doug Ford story @ Archive

Labour + business comment on the Tory win @ UNIFOR?

Conservative, Liberal and NDP heavy hitters threw their weight behind the Tory campaign despite past battles + political differences, to defeat Ford. Some backroom notes on the Ford, Tory + Chow strategy @ Backrooms

Was Olivia Chows crushing defeat a major setback for Toronto's progressive left? Read @ Olivia

Early in the race, Olivia looked like a mayor in waiting until John Tory entered the race. What happened @ Globe + Mail?

Olivia couldn't make a breakthrough in Toronto's ethnically diverse suburbs @ National Post



Olivia Chow: Raise your hand if you have grace under fire!

Follow Olivia Chow's polling numbers @ Forum

Do the election results show Toronto divided along class income lines? Read @ Huffington

Was "white priviledge" an underlying issue in the Toronto Mayoral election? Read @ The Torontoist

Why didn't women's issues matter in the Toronto Mayoral election? See @ Rabble.ca

Tory win signals an end to the Ford era in Toronto politics @ Post

Premier Kathleen Wynne and Mayor John Tory: different but alike? SeeQP

Would Doug Ford make a good Ontario PC leader? Pretty nasty business! One wonders how many PCs across the province outside Toronto would agree but Doug thinks so. Note: he didn't have any PC endorsements! More @ Doug for PC Leader?!

PC MPP's at Queens Park are for the most part still hesitant to endorse Ford as a leadership candidate @ Premier Ford?

Former PC leader Tim Hudak thinks Doug would be great. Therein lies the rub. Tim's negative + divisive political strategy quite arguably cost him a provincial election that was the party's to win. Do the PC's still think they can stay the same course with Doug? Then there's all the controversy the Fords bring @ Hudaks Pal

Final Word? John Tory promises not to move left or right but forward. Or one might say he won the "War on Drugs". ;-) Anyway, one can only wish him good luck but it reminds me of a Simpson cartoon @ Forward!



"Some win, some lose ...."

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