Six Caribbean candidates contesting Toronto city council elections

Karleen Nation
Michell Garcia

Six persons from the Caribbean community are contesting the Toronto City Council elections to be held on October 24.

One of them – lawyer Knia Singh, a former chairman of the Caribana Arts Group (CAG) -is running for mayor and the five others for councillor.

(There are 31 candidates running for mayor of Toronto, including John Tory who is seeking re-election for a third term, and 164 running for councillor.)

Two Trinidad-born candidates are running in Ward one (Etobicoke North) – community activists Michelle Garcia and Christopher Noor.

Jamaica-born Karlene Nation, a former broadcast journalist, is a candidate in ward ten (Spadina-Fort York) and Jamaica-born Michael Thompson, deputy mayor of the east area of Toronto, is running again in Ward 21 (Scarborough Centre). Thompson has been a city councillor since 2003.

Jamaal Myers, a lawyer with the TD Bank, whose parents are Jamaican, is running in ward 23 (Scarborough North).

Michell Garcia, Jamaal Myers, Karleen Nation and Knia Singh