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FYI, a question currently before the Superior Court of Ontario regarding the 2018 #Toronto Municipal Elections to be answered is:

“Whether the Election is valid?”

There was already a ruling in the Superior Court that the Clerk shall retain the ballots.

#TOpoli #electionTO
#Toronto’s City Clerk is required to answer the following questions:

👉🏿 the Clerk is to publicly address how she verifies that each ballot cast is assigned to the right Candidate & what happens when votes are not rightly accounted for;

#TOpoli #electionTO #transparency

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👉🏿 the Clerk is to to publicly explain how #democracy is ensured in our elections in Toronto;

👉🏿 the Clerk is to publicly explain what equitable measures are in place to ensure democracy in #Toronto Elections;

#TOpoli #electionTO #transparency #accountability #equity

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@trapdinawrpool Why would John Tory want to draw any attention to the Court of Appeal’s pending review of Justice Belobaba’s Decision to uphold the Constitutio, democracy and representation rights?

John Tory wants to minimize any attention to the Court being packed on Monday & Tuesday.

#TOpoli
@trapdinawrpool John Tory would prefer Torontonians be ignorant & passive about protecting our rights while he & the Province work towards selling off #Toronto to their friends.

A Public who knows its rights expects its rights to be upheld, protected & ensured.

#TOpoli
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Yes, @VidyaKauri Saron blocked me after I asked her about what @680NEWS broadcasted.

I tried to reach her by phone.

Note that I’ve also called out Saron and Jennifer Keesmaat for appropriating my ideas and touting them as their own. No #accountability there either.
#electionTO
When you suggest that Desmond is being anti-woman I ask you what aspect of deceptive practices do you identify with being a woman?

#accountability #integrity #transparency is lacking in Government, why is this acceptable for anyone?
Why would this be acceptable for Candidates?
Know that many things are done privately to address issues before something becomes public. We get all the facts, all the #receipts before issues need to be addressed.

We take #accountability & #transparency seriously.
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Toronto my name is #28 in the Mayor column on your ballot.

They excluded me from Debates and tried to exclude me from being heard, but my name is on every ballot. every. ballot.

#TOpoli #electionTO #TORONTO #TOvote #voteTO #exlnTO #TOelxn #CommunityWellness #inclusion
#Ward1 Toronto my name is #28 on your ballot in the Mayor column.

They excluded me from Debates and tried to exclude me from being heard, but my name is on every ballot. every. ballot.

#TOpoli #electionTO #TORONTO #TOvote #voteTO #exlnTO #TOelxn #CommunityWellness #inclusion
#Ward2 Toronto my name is #28 on your ballot in the Mayor column.

They excluded me from Debates and tried to exclude me from being heard, but my name is on every ballot. every. ballot.

#TOpoli #electionTO #TORONTO #TOvote #voteTO #exlnTO #TOelxn #CommunityWellness #inclusion
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@mcourcel @GautamNath @Michael_TO2018 @MayorTorontoTom @jpformayor @jimruelformayor Thanks for asking @mcourcel!

Accessibility is a right- not an option!

My entire #CommunityWellness #inclusion Mayoral platform centres #accessibility as a priority.

Overview
accessible housing
#farefreeTTC
@mcourcel @GautamNath @Michael_TO2018 @MayorTorontoTom @jpformayor @jimruelformayor My #CommunityWellness #inclusion Mayoral platform continued @mcourcel, accessibility is an election issue!

#ElectoralReform

I am an advocate for accessibility & disability rights.
Our City has been inaccessible for too long.
#Accessibility enforcement.
@mcourcel @GautamNath @Michael_TO2018 @MayorTorontoTom @jpformayor @jimruelformayor I chose YouTube & Twitter to share my Community wellness inclusion Mayoral platform because it guaranteed me audio for Community members who are Blind or have low vision and closed captioning for Community members who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

Together we succeed @mcourcel!
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The important point to keep in mind regarding section 33 of the Charter of Rights & Freedoms is why it was included. Think about what was going on at the time and why the Charter was even created.

Sect. 33 is a white supremacy tool that was included to make white men feel safe.
Now that this fact has been said, let’s get to the heart of addressing the attempt to abuse power in order to maintain white supremacy.

It’s 2018, time to rule section 33 unconstitutional when used to subvert Canadians’ inalienable rights to a free & democratic society.

#TOpoli
History has taught us many lessons.

Some people learn from them and some people don’t.

During the time when then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and other white male elected Representatives were working on ensuring that underrepresented and marginalized Communities were protected
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Dear Seniors,

I love you!

I’m writing to you as your TORONTO Mayoral Candidate because the media & supporters of status quo are doing their very best to exclude Black Candidates voices- as usual.

Have you been co-signing maintaining the status quo?

#TOpoli #ElectionTO #TOvote
Have you shaken hands and made agreements against the Public’s interests, specifically Black Candidates in order to maintain the status quo?

Are you amplifying voices presented to you by the establishment?

#TOpoli #ElectionTO #TORONTO #OurCityHallToo #OurTorontoToo #OurCityHall
Have you turned away from your public chants of “end racism, stop racists, etc...” during this Election period and are instead prepared to publicly/quietly push what the establishment has been pushing just to get the results that you say you’re against?

#TOpoli #ElectionTO
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Dear East Asian fam,

I’m writing to you as your Mayoral Candidate because the media & supporters of the status quo are doing their very best to exclude Black Candidates voices- as usual.

Have you been co-signing maintaining the status quo?

#TOpoli #ElectionTO #TORONTO
Have you shaken hands and made agreements against the interests of society, specifically Black Candidates in order to maintain the status quo?

Are you amplifying voices presented to you by the establishment?

#TOpoli #ElectionTO #TORONTO #OurCityHallToo #OurCityHall #OurToronto
Have you turned away from the public calls for “inclusion, end racism, stop racists, etc...” during this Election period & are instead prepared to publicly/quietly push what the establishment has been pushing just to get the results that we’re all against?

#TOpoli #ElectionTO
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Dear South East Asian fam,

I’m writing to you as your Mayoral Candidate because the media & supporters of the status quo are doing their very best to exclude Black Candidates voices- as usual.

Have you been co-signing maintaining the status quo?

#TOpoli #ElectionTO #TORONTO
Have you shaken hands & made agreements against the interests of BIPoC, specifically Black Candidates for your own gain and/or to maintain the status quo?

Are you amplifying voices presented to you by the establishment?

#TOpoli #ElectionTO #TORONTO #OurCityHallToo #OurCityHall
Have you turned away from your public chants of “end discrimination islamophobia racism, stop racists, etc...” during this Election period & are instead prepared to publicly/quietly push what the establishment has been pushing just to get the results that you’re against?

#TOpoli
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Dear people who identify as having #disabilities fam,

I’m writing to you as your Mayoral Candidate because the media & supporters of status quo are doing their very best to exclude Black Candidates voices- as usual.

Have you been co-signing maintaining the status quo?

#TOpoli
Have you compromised your needs and made agreements against the interests of #accessibility #inclusion, in order to maintain the status quo?

Are you amplifying voices presented to you by the establishment?

#TOpoli #ElectionTO #TORONTO #OurCityHallToo #OurTorontoToo #OurCityHall
Have you turned away from your public chants of “#accessibilityNOW, #inclusion, #equity, #universalDesign, etc...” during this Election period & are instead prepared to publicly/quietly push what the establishment has been pushing just to get the results you’re against?

#TOpoli
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Dear LGBTQIA2S fam,

I’m writing to you as your Mayoral Candidate because the media & supporters of status quo are doing their very best to exclude Black Candidates voices- as usual.

Have you been co-signing maintaining the status quo?

#TOpoli #ElectionTO #TORONTO
Are you amplifying voices presented to you by the establishment?

Are you amplifying the 2 status quo Candidates that media put in your face as the only options for Mayor even after all we’ve been through?

#TOpoli #ElectionTO #TORONTO #OurTorontoToo #OurCityHall #TOvote #VoteTO
Have you turned away from your public chants of “end homophobia, end transphobia, end discrimination, etc...” during this Election period and are instead prepared to publicly/quietly push what the establishment has been pushing just to get the results that you say you’re against?
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Dear ‘intersectional feminists’ in TORONTO,

I’m writing to you as your Mayoral Candidate because the media & supporters of status quo are doing their very best to exclude Black Candidates voices- as usual.

Have you been co-signing maintaining the status quo?
#TOpoli #ElectionTO
Have you shaken hands and made agreements against the interests of ‘intersectionality’, specifically Black Candidates in order to maintain the status quo?

Are you amplifying voices presented to you by the establishment?

#TOpoli #ElectionTO #TORONTO #OurCityHallToo #OurcityHall
Have you turned away from your public chants of “intersectionality, end racism, stop Nazis, etc...” during this Election period and are instead prepared to publicly/quietly push what the establishment has been pushing just to get the results that you say you’re against?

#TOpoli
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Dear Black sisters & brothers in Toronto,

I’m writing to you as your Mayoral Candidate, because the media & supporters of status quo are doing their very best to exclude us- as usual.

They’re deal making & hand shaking to the detriment of your ability to live & thrive.

#TOpoli
Have you shaken hands and made agreements against your own interests to maintain the status quo?

Are you amplifying voices folks who NEVER
👉🏿knew you?
👉🏿cared about you?
👉🏿advocated for you?

#TOpoli #ElectionTO #TORONTO #OurCityHallToo #OurTorontoToo #OurCityHall #TOvote
Are you giving your energy to folks who want your labour in exchange for some future promise?

Why have you compromised yourself so that the status quo can be maintained?

Why should status quo remain sustained?

#TOpoli #ElectionTO #TORONTO #OurCityHallToo #OurCityHall #TOvote
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@petedako @Citytv @CBCToronto @CTVToronto @TheAgenda @PnPCBC @TheCurrentCBC Thanks Peter!

It’s interesting, this time 4 years ago several debates had already taken place. I also learned that many of the debates were specifically held for specific Candidates- a way to use the airwaves to promote if you will.

My platform includes electoral reform.

@petedako @Citytv @CBCToronto @CTVToronto @TheAgenda @PnPCBC @TheCurrentCBC It’s possible to ensure an inclusive, accessible, democratic Election.

I believe the demonstration of #inclusion #accessibility #democracy in our Election is part of ensuring #CommunityWellness

Vote D!ONNE Renée on Election Day for Mayor of TORONTO!
#TOpoli #TORONTO #ElectionTO
@petedako @Citytv @CBCToronto @CTVToronto @TheAgenda @PnPCBC @TheCurrentCBC Outcomes of #CommunityWellness include:
👉🏿a healthy society
👉🏿a wealth of opportunities
👉🏿the ability to just be
👉🏿equanimity
👉🏿an engaged citizenry
👉🏿initiative
👉🏿inclusive mindsets
👉🏿a thriving society
👉🏿a thriving economy full of innovation, creativity, LOVE
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Life ‘seemed’ easier when I was with my white people.

Inequitable treatment continued.🙈🙉🙊
Homelessness continued.🙈🙉🙊
Black people were being brutalized & killed by the State.
Injustice continued.🙈🙉🙊
Mediocrity maintained the status quo.🤷🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♀️
Wilful oblivion
White privilege allows wilful oblivion.

I never understood this wilful oblivion when I was with my white people.

My white people were my family, including literal actual family.

I questioned, “Was it this wilful oblivion that allowed:

👉🏿 over 400 years of slavery
👉🏿116 yrs of residential schools
👉🏿48 yrs of apartheid
👉🏿35 yrs of the Chinese Head Tax
👉🏿5 years of Auschwitz
👉🏿our current gov’t
👉🏿indifference”

#TOpoli #TORONTO #ElectionTO
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Thank you for the recognition, support and kind words @SamTecle!

You too are a force, a gift to our City brother!

We will not be silenced. We will win! Together we succeed!
#TOpoli #TORONTO #ElectionTO
Brother @SamTecle, I watched the video of the 2014 Mayoral Debate again and am reminded how Jane-Finch boldly stood up for & with me!

Together we succeed!

#CommunityUnity #TOpoli #TORONTO #ElectionTO #OurTorontoToo #OurCityHallToo #OurCityHall
What the Jane & Finch Community audience publicly & actively did was the example of what we should be doing.

Jane & Finch’s example was the example of outrage for the nonsense going on during that election.
I expected to see this response at other ‘debates’.

#TOpoli #ElectionTO
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Dear white sisters & brothers in #TORONTO,

I’m asking you a question that may make you uncomfortable, that may make you recoil, that may make you hide, &/or that may make you retaliate in various ways.

You are the majority of people who vote.
Your vote has impacted our lives.
Yes white sisters & brothers, your. Your vote has impacted our lives.

#TORONTO #TOpoli #ElectionTO

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This thread is not about making you feel guilty. Know that I write this with love to you because I love you & want better for our City. In order for our City to thrive we must work towards certain goals together.

We must ensure #CommunityWellness!

#TORONTO #TOpoli #ElectionTO
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@idilatweets This doesn’t make sense!

IMO, this is a political manoeuvre that Mayor John Tory is advancing in order to rally Police support & media attention while at the same time showing that he has no idea about many things & is willing to spend the Public’s money because he can.

#TOpoli
@idilatweets Acting in haste leads to continual waste when it involves the Police and surveillance. Not only will #TORONTO taxpayers be unnecessarily forced to cover the cost of this intangible, unmeasured technology we’ll be forced to cover the corollary costs as well!

#TOpoli #ElectionTO
@idilatweets How many more times must the Public find out after the fact about how our money is being mismanaged & ineffectively spent by Government & its agencies?

Why do we allow Gov’t to mismanage our money and betray our trust & what we empower them to do?
#TOpoli
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