IN THEIR OWN WORDS: OLIVIA DOMINATED DEBATE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 2014
The second hour of the Toronto mayoralty debate was a lot like the first: Olivia Chow dominated!
The pundits agree that Olivia Chow was the only candidate who took on Rob Ford directly. Meanwhile, all the other candidates tried to take on Olivia – and failed.
Don’t just take our word for it – here is what the pundits and the press have to say:
“I thought she had a very strong performance. She was the only one going after Mayor Rob Ford.” – John Stall, 680 News
“Tory replies with a major nose stretcher – [says] he’s never backed any [revenue] tools.” – John Lorinc, Globe & Mail
“Ford: ‘We haven’t had one union strike.’ False. There was a library workers’ strike.” – Daniel Dale, Toronto Star
“I thought [Olivia] was best when she set herself up as the defender of the city.” – Charlie Gillis, Macleans
“Ford: ‘We’ve created 57,000 jobs.’ Misleading. Jobs # was up 57k last year, has since dropped by about 50k – now just 6,000 jobs.” – Daniel Dale, Toronto Star
“Tory says he’ll have a complete plan later.”- David Nickle, Toronto Community News
“Yikes, #RobFord again exaggerates his record on keeping taxes low. Untrue Toronto’s have been kept lower than any other city.” – Robert Benzie, Toronto Star
“Ford: ‘We have the lowest tax increase’ of any North American city. False.” – Daniel Dale, Toronto Star
“Tory double speak.” – Greg Elmer, Research Chair, Ryerson University
“I think Olivia connected. A lot of people were thinking the same thing. [Rob Ford], you’ve got to go.” – John Stall, 680 News
“Chow ends: ‘Time for change.'” – Daniel Dale, Toronto Star