Tory’s not-so-secret Caribbean weapon

Tory’s not-so-secret Caribbean weapon

By Gerald V. Paul The Caribbean community’s leading strategist behind Mayor-elect John Tory’s victory is St. Lucia-born Gwyn Chapman. Prominent in the TV coverage as she welcomed Tory, gave him a hug and stood on the stage as he delivered his victory speech on municipal election night, her supporters say she brings to bear an […]

Tory’s task: Make One Toronto a reality

By Gerald V. Paul Mayor-elect John Tory has started on the right foot when it comes to the Caribbean community with Jamaican-born veterans of government Joe Halstead and Dr. Alvin Curling on his transition team. Curling, former Speaker of the Ontario Legislative Assembly and co-author of the landmark report The Roots of Youth Violence released […]

John Tory: One Toronto and ethnic diversity

By Michael Lashley I have received a poignant query from a friend who has more decades of experience as an analyst of Toronto’s political scene than I do: “Can a white, well-connected, well-heeled guy figure out what more than 50% of Torontonians want, beyond the motherhood issues of transit, jobs and controlling municipal costs and […]

Wood you believe 3.8 million trees?

By Gerald V. Paul Mayor-elect John Tory wants Toronto to get going and get growing. Monday night after winning the election, Tory handed out tree seedlings to those listening to his victory speech, including one for The Camera. The seedlings are a symbolic start to his plan to plant 3.8 million trees in the city […]

John Tory takes the helm!

Our resounding congratulations go out to John Tory, the new mayor of our capital city. He will now have to build a large network of relationships with the broad spectrum of communities and of social, economic and political segments that make up our very heterogeneous society. It was always clear that large segments of the […]

Welcome to Tory’s One Toronto

Welcome to Tory’s One Toronto

By Gerald V. Paul John Tory – about to become a household name in the Caribbean community – says that as mayor, he will unite Toronto and deliver results. After a long, tough campaign, Tory will officially take over Dec. 1 as Toronto’s 65th mayor. He captured about 395,000 votes or 40%, with 60% turnout […]

John Tory: Build one Toronto

John Tory: Build one Toronto

The Camera is profiling the three main candidates for Toronto mayor in the Oct. 27 election. This week, we talk with John Tory. By Gerald V. Paul “He was the conscience of the company. I marvel that I was blessed to have continuity and alignment with someone so gifted and yet somebody I could share […]