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.
Amanda Cain has taken the pledge
"The diversity of thought is important to a thriving and inclusive democracy."
Daniel Cubellis has taken the pledge
"I support ranked ballots for two main reasons. 1) Ranked ballots allow for more democratic elections, as candidates can only be elected with 50% or more support. 2) Ranked ballots reduce strategic voting and voting for "the lesser of two evils" as voters are given more choices and have more confidence voting for underdog candidates."
Reza Khoshdel has taken the pledge
"Our current first-past-the-post system is by its very nature archaic, ineffective, and in need of electoral reform. A ranked balloting system ensures better representation, as well as a more fair and diverse democratic process. This results in a stronger voice for residents and increased confidence in our electoral process."
Cheryl Lewis-Thurab has taken the pledge
"The ranked ballot system is an excellent tool for providing voters with greater opportunity to decide on their chosen candidate(s). I fully support this initiative as it allows for a more democratic process."
Jennifer McKelvie has taken the pledge
"I fully support implementation of ranked ballots for the 2022 municipal election. With the switch to 25 wards, incumbents will be even more difficult to unseat. We need to have continual turnover in councillors at City Hall to ensure a constant source of fresh ideas."
Christopher Riley has taken the pledge
"I 100% support implementation of ranked ballots for the 2022 municipal election."
Joseph Thomas has taken the pledge
"People got more choice and Candidate more chance to win."
Paul Cookson has not taken the pledge
Jasper Ghori has not taken the pledge
Dave Madder has not taken the pledge
Neethan Shan has not taken the pledge