Ward 12 (Toronto-St. Paul's) Candidate Pledges

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.


Josh Matlow has taken the pledge

"Ranked ballots have the potential to positively transform the nature of politics and, ultimately, governance, in Toronto. The current system far too often favors negative politics and deliberately divisive rhetoric that have become normalized in recent years. Currently, candidates are incented to support "wedge" issues designed to motivate a certain constituency. These wedges typically pit groups of citizens against each other. Ranked ballots could put an end to candidates being rewarded for campaigns that focus on what separates us, and rather, promote kinder and more positive campaigns that focus on more thoughtful, inclusive, and substantive ideas to improve Toronto for all residents."

On October 1, 2015 Josh Matlow voted in favour of ranked ballots on City Council motion 2015.EX8.1 (M6).

On December 14, 2016 Josh Matlow voted in favour of ranked ballots on City Council motion 2016 EX.20.5 (M1b).


Joe Mihevc has taken the pledge

"It is time for us to renovate our democracy. A ranked ballot is how many governments and organizations chose the leader that truly has the broadest level of support. First past the post simply does not do that and even allows for poor candidates that have a certain notoriety to win because they have so many opponents."

On October 1, 2015 Joe Mihevc voted in favour of ranked ballots on City Council motion 2015.EX8.1 (M6).

On December 14, 2016 Joe Mihevc voted in favour of ranked ballots on City Council motion 2016 EX.20.5 (M1b).


Elizabeth Cook has not taken the pledge


Artur Langu has not taken the pledge


Ian Lipton has not taken the pledge


Bob Murphy has not taken the pledge


 


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