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Old 09-26-2018, 11:16 AM
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Default Alien from Outer Space runs for mayor of Toronto

Lawyer Saron Gebresellassi takes Tory, Keesmaat to task in first broadcast mayoral debate


The two top mayoral contenders were held to task by a third challenger, Saron Gebresellassi, in a Tuesday night debate.

Dominating speaking time at a pre-dinner-hour Global News debate — the first broadcast debate of the campaign — Gebresellassi pushed both incumbent John Tory and former chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat on their stance on housing, transit and gun violence.

Scan from Toronto star (liberal) newspaper!

Gebresellassi, a practicing lawyer and community activist, insisted both Tory and Keesmaat cut the “mumbo jumbo” and state whether they support providing free transit (Tory questioned how it could be paid for, Keesmaat was noncommittal, saying it is a “dream”); set a better standard for what is considered “affordable” housing; and commit to reprioritizing funds to hire more police officers.
“How about reversing your position on 200 police officers and actually think, let’s hire more young people in the city of Toronto,” she said directly to Tory. She has proposed spending that money instead on youth employment. “You’re not going to solve crime by hiring more police. Has that been effective in the past? I don’t think so. And so, if we actually want to tackle crime, we’ve got to make the city more affordable.”
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