Ward 20 (Scarborough Southwest) 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.


Gerard Arbour has taken the pledge

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"A ranked ballot will make Toronto's elections more inclusive, more diverse, and will reflect a clearer view of the majority. I support ranked ballots for Toronto."


Paulina Corpuz has taken the pledge

"Elected representatives must have a clear mandate from the voters. Ranked ballot system will help boost voter engagement and ensures that the elected candidate has the support of the majority."


John Letonja has taken the pledge

"We all live a busy life to get more people to vote online voting is the best way so everyone in the community can get involved and have a say in the matter."


Robert McDermott has taken the pledge

"I fully support ranked ballots, and it is part of my campaign platform. Ranked ballots ensure that constituents get majority support for the candidate that is elected. A constituent votes for a candidate on what they believe are important issues to them. Ranked ballots also eliminate vote splitting and focus on candidate issues. It also discourages negative campaigning and promotes positive feedback from voters."


Suman Roy has taken the pledge

"In a REAL democracy, the elected should have a support of majority of the people they represent. Ranked Ballots will ensure that and discourage strategic voting and vote splitting, while encouraging new candidates to get involved."


Mohsin Bhuiyan has not taken the pledge


Gary Crawford has not taken the pledge

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

On December 1, 2016 Gary Crawford voted against ranked ballots on Executive Committee motion 2016 EX.20.5 (M1).

On December 14, 2016 Gary Crawford voted against ranked ballots on City Council motion 2016 EX.20.5 (M1b).


Michelle Holland-Berardinetti has not taken the pledge

On October 1, 2015 Michelle Holland-Berardinetti voted against ranked ballots on City Council motion 2015.EX8.1 (M6).

On December 14, 2016 Michelle Holland-Berardinetti voted against ranked ballots on City Council motion 2016 EX.20.5 (M1b).


Curtis Smith has not taken the pledge


Bruce Waters has not taken the pledge


 


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