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).