Musings —09.19.2013 08:53 AM—
Olivia Chow’s Summer
“…Described by publisher Harper Collins as a “candid memoir,” the book is just one part of a carefully planned year-long strategy developed by Chow and her advisers to win the next mayor’s race and oust Rob Ford from office.
To date, it’s a winning strategy that makes the former city councillor and current NDP MP for Trinity-Spadina the overwhelming favourite to become Toronto’s next mayor.
While the election, which will be held on Oct. 27, 2014, doesn’t officially start until Jan. 2 when candidates can start to file formal campaign papers to run, both Chow and Ford are actively running right now.
Over the summer, Chow has solidified her election team, devised a fundraising campaign, worked on some policy papers and, importantly, received assurances that other potential left and centre-left candidates, notably councillors Adam Vaughan and Shelley Carroll, would not enter the race.
In head-to-head matchups against Ford, she is the overwhelming favourite of voters in all parts of the city from Scarborough to Etobicoke, on all the major issues and on all leadership measurements, according to the latest poll conducted by Forum Research. She leads in all income levels, all educational levels, all ages and with both renters and homeowners...”
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