Toronto-Danforth Byelection

Here are some of my photos from the Toront0-Danforth byelection. … [Read more...]

Craig Scott Celebrates His Win

Newly minted Toronto-Danforth MP Craig Scott at least partially credits the house that Jack built for his resounding victory. “Jack Layton played a huge role, for a number of reasons ... He was a huge part of building this party, nationally and in this riding,” Scott said in a post-victory scrum. “So I stood on the shoulders of giants, and Jack … [Read more...]

Orange Crush Wins Toronto-Danforth

Jack Layton may be gone but the orange crush voters in Toronto-Danforth have on his party remains strong with NDP candidate Craig Scott easily winning Monday’s byelection. Scott received close to 60 percent of the total votes cast, beating Liberal Grant Gordonhandily, more than doubling his rival’s vote total. “It looks like the orange crush … [Read more...]

Toronto-Danforth: A Repeat Of The Orange Crush?

Byelections aren't usually the most exciting event in the world of politics, but tonight's is particularly noteworthy because it looks to replace the seat of former NDP leader/savior Jack Layton. As anyone who cares about Canadian politics will recall, the NDP had a historical showing in the last federal election, achieving a record number of seats … [Read more...]

NDP Strategist Aims For Top Spot

You could say he's aiming for the Topp position. Many Bloor West residents are likely already aware their local MP is running in the federal NDP’s leadership race. But they may not realize one of her rivals, Brian Topp, is also a local resident. Topp has lived in the Warren Park area of Toronto for 11 years. On leave from his position as … [Read more...]

Jack Layton Fighting A New Cancer

Toronto-Danforth MP Jack Layton has taken a leave of absence as leader of Canada’s official opposition to receive treatment for a second undisclosed cancer. However, Layton’s senior press secretary, Karl Bélanger, has confirmed Layton’s constituency office is still operating despite the fact he will not be physically present. “(He) is … [Read more...]