On this page, you will find a regularly updated list of all the candidates who have registered to run for Toronto City Council in this ward in the 2018 election. We have asked all of them to take the following Candidate Pledge:
As a candidate in the 2018 Toronto election, I pledge that, if elected, I will support, advance, and vote in favour of those actions required for ranked ballots to be used in the 2022 Toronto elections.
Below, you'll see their responses. For incumbent councillors, we've also included a summary of their voting history on ranked ballots. For more detail on our Candidate Pledge campaign, please click here.
Joe Cressy has taken the pledge
"I believe that implementing ranked ballots in our city would be a critical step forward in strengthening local democracy. Our current first past the post system needs to be replaced - and municipal democracy would be reinvigorated with a ranked ballot system."
On October 1, 2015 Joe Cressy voted in favour of ranked ballots on City Council motion 2015.EX8.1 (M6).
On December 14, 2016 Joe Cressy voted in favour of ranked ballots on City Council motion 2016 EX.20.5 (M1b).
John Nguyen has taken the pledge
"Ranked ballots better represent the will of voters than the current first past the post approach. As a democratic society, we should always aim to better represent our constituents."
Kevin Vuong has taken the pledge
"Not only do I think Ranked Ballots are more democratic, I also believe that it'll improve political discourse as candidates will want to be voters' second choice if they're not their first, and that’s easier done with a positive, constructive message and action plan than by putting down others."
Andrei Zodian has taken the pledge
"I have a strong interest in direct democracy and vote reform and also worked at the polls in both Federal and Provincial elections. I believe urgent reform is needed going much further than ranked ballots, but this is a good start."
Sabrina Zuniga has taken the pledge
"I believe Ranked Ballot elections can more truly represent the will of the majority and give a greater voice to voters. It's an idea worth trying."
Michael Barcelos has not taken the pledge
Al Carbone has not taken the pledge
Ahdam Dour has not taken the pledge
April Engelberg has not taken the pledge
Dean Maher has not taken the pledge
Andrew Massey has not taken the pledge
Rick Myers has not taken the pledge
Karlene Nation has not taken the pledge
Edris Zalmai has not taken the pledge
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