Thursday, March 27, 2014

Public Services Must Be Put Back into Public Hands!

In yesterday's mayoral debate all of the candidates affirmed their support for either the "status quo" or the further privatization of garbage collection in Toronto.

This is wrong. Garbage collection is a public service that should be in public hands and that should be operated solely for the public and environmental good, not for profit.

A fundamental part of the right wing austerity agenda is to make public services private. Eventually they would like to see all government privatised and run for the profit of corporations and Bay St. instead of for the needs of the community. They want to drive down wages and make the people pay for what should be free services.

If elected to council I will fight not only against the further privatization of any public services, including garbage collection, but also to put back into public hands all services that have been privatized.

Public services must be in public hands and operated in the public interest, not for corporate profit and greed.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Bringing an anti-austerity program of social justice, public services & higher wages to Ward 6

Our first election leaflet is in! I am very proud of this first campaign piece and want to thank all of my friends and supporters for their input, corrections and advice in the process of putting this together.

It would not have happened without you!

We want to get the first batch of these out to Ward 6 over the next few days and then print another round.

Bringing directly to the community an anti-austerity message of hope centred around:

- Public services, higher wages and fighting for a $15 an hour minimum wage
-The expansion of transit and the fight for FREE transit
-Housing and landlord licensing
-Police accountability
-Democratizing City Hall

And much more!

You can read the campaign manifesto here:

I also need your help to get this message out. If you can distribute the piece where you live in the ward or can come out to help distribute it...please let me know! And if you can make a financial contribution to help pay for this and future pieces it will be greatly appreciated and put to immediate use. Any amount helps. $25, $50 or whatever is possible.

Contributions of $25 or more are eligible for a rebate. Contributions of less than that can be made, but are not eligible.
For full details on donating please visit:

Thanks to everyone who has donated and thanks again to everyone for their help and input.

I am looking forward to our campaign over the coming months!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Join us for drinks and discussion at our first Ward 6 campaign social - Monday, March 31!

Come out Monday, March 31, 2014, for our first Ward 6 campaign social. It will be an informal evening of drinks and discussion at Sloppy Joe's.

Everyone is welcome! Meet or catch up with me, other friends and supporters and members of the community.

Where: Sloppy Joe's,  3527 Lake Shore Blvd W. (It is on the 501 Queen Streetcar line, and is in between Kipling and Brown's Line).
When: Monday, March 31st, 7 p.m.

I also think Sloppy Joe's has the best chicken wings in the city. I even went for some with Irish Socialist leader Joe Higgins when he was in town. I wrote about it:

This will be your chance to let me know if I am right...about this or any other issue!

There is no charge or donation required to attend this event. Sloppy Joe's is fully licenced with a full menu but drinks and food are not provided. Children are welcome at Sloppy Joe's, but only until 9 p.m.

Please email with any questions!