This is our election, Toronto!
Torontonians should take the lead in defining the issues that matter to them in the next municipal election.
We’re only into the third month of a long election campaign, with eight months still to go until we go to the polls on October 25th. The top issues for debate are already emerging from the declared mayoral candidates: transit, outsourcing, bike lanes, the city’s budgetary woes, to name a few.
But who is asking Torontonians what matters to them? Affordable housing, transparency at City Hall, housing for the homeless, city streets and parks … these things matter too. If we fail to raise them, then we run the risk of letting the candidates set the agenda.
The Toronto Star blog is one way to encourage this debate. Other groups, too are reaching out to their constituencies including the Toronto Board of Trade on Vote Toronto 2010 and ChangeCamp, an interesting project to re-engage citizens in the political process.
Maytree is doing its bit by inviting our constituency to
define, discuss and share the issues that matter to them. We will be reaching
out to many individuals who are reflective of the city’s new demographics to
articulate their vision of a new
Let’s wake up