Ward 21 (Scarborough Centre) 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.


Zia Choudhary has taken the pledge

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"I support Ranked Ballot because it ensures no candidate wins a seat without garnering more than 50 per cent of the vote. It is an effective way of preventing undeserving candidate from taking a clean sweep of the votes based on overall majority. If there is a ranked ballot in place then candidates will work harder for the people and will try to reach out to all voters in their wards rather than appeasing a certain group of people to win a majority."


Paul Beatty has not taken the pledge


Vivek Bhatt has not taken the pledge


Fawzi Bidawi has not taken the pledge


Randy Bucao has not taken the pledge


Ismail Khan has not taken the pledge


Zamir Ul Hassan Nadeem has not taken the pledge


Arfan Naveed has not taken the pledge


Raphael Rosch has not taken the pledge


Nur Saifullah has not taken the pledge


Michael Thompson has not taken the pledge

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

On December 1, 2016 Michael Thompson was absent during the vote on Executive Committee motion 2016 EX.20.5 (M1).

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


 


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