Ward 14 (Toronto-Danforth) 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.


Lanrick Bennett has taken the pledge

 

"I believe that politics should be inclusive, friendly and fair for everyone in our community. Using ranked ballots will not only strengthen our democracy but it will allow for a spectrum of views to be shared while reducing partisan interference. As Toronto city councillor, I believe everyone’s voice should be heard. That is why I will support initiatives that improve democracy for everyone."


Chris Budo has taken the pledge

"I support ranked ballets because the incumbent advantage is too hard to break especially when there are candidates who split the vote."


Dixon Chan has taken the pledge

"It reflects the wants of the voters when there are more than 2 candidates running."


Marisol D'Andrea has taken the pledge

"Ranked ballots reduce the need for strategic voting and provide more choices for voters. Voters can follow their hearts and rank candidates of their choice. Ranked ballots lead to more engagement and diversity, as it encourages new voices to emerge in the political landscape."


Mary Fragedakis has taken the pledge

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"As I have always supported electoral reform as long as there was a public consultation and the provincial regulations require such a consultation, I am pleased to support ranked ballots as I did when I voted for a number of electoral reform initiatives in my first term of Council. I hope that such a consultation will include the Condorcet form of ranked balloting for consideration."

On October 1, 2015 Mary Fragedakis voted against ranked ballots on City Council motion 2015.EX8.1 (M6).

On December 14, 2016 Mary Fragedakis was absent during the vote on City Council motion 2016 EX.20.5 (M1b).


Ryan Lindsay has taken the pledge

"Ranked ballots will boost voter engagement by ensuring that people are more likely to see a candidate they support represent them in public office."


Paula Fletcher has not taken the pledge

On October 1, 2015 Paula Fletcher voted against ranked ballots on City Council motion 2015.EX8.1 (M6).

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


Lawrence Lychowyd has not taken the pledge


Chris Marinakis has not taken the pledge


Alexander Pena has not taken the pledge


 


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