Together, we can build communities that are safe,
affordable and liveable for everyone.”
2018 will be recorded as one of the most politically screwy in Canada’s, Ontario’s and Toronto’s history.
A newly elected Ontario Provincial Government asserted itself into Toronto’s election, by redrawing ward boundaries and cutting the number of city councillors from 47 to 25. And then threatening to use the “notwithstanding clause” of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to forcefully pass the legislation after the first court decision overturned the Provinces bill to redraw the wards.
All of this happening as the election cycles had already began. Leaving councillor, trustee and mayoral campaigns uncertain until a month before election day.
This vile and anti-democratic intervention by the newly elected Ontario Conservative Government changed of course changed the tone of the entire campaign. Candidates were forced into a messaging cycle of opposition or support of the Premier and not about the real issues facing the city and their potential constituents.
The idea with these videos were to put Councillor Cressy in a few of the this wards communities to deliver his message.
“We’ve accomplished a lot together. Now more than ever, we need to stand up for the city we deserve.
Together, we can build communities that are safe, affordable and liveable for everyone.
Let’s build the city of our dreams.”
– Joe Cressy
Toronto City Councillor, Spadina–Fort York.