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Home stretch: still long odds and no sure bets

Steve Paikin, host of TVO’s the Agenda, used these words to preface his assessment of Olivia Chow’s chances: “Every public opinion poll I’ve seen on the Toronto mayor’s race tells me what I’m about to write is ridiculous.”  Paikin, The Agenda. That was January 27th, a full nine months before the 2014 election.  Chow wasn’t…
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How Olivia Chow can STILL win

A couple of weeks ago I offered a scenario in which Olivia Chow could still win.  At the time, I acknowledged her decline in pre-Labour Day polls, but argued that pre-Labour Day polls are irrelevant. Given the incumbent Mayor’s rare cancer, the unexpected candidacy of his brother Doug, and the withdrawal of David Soknacki, it’s…
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How can Chow possibly win?

It is now past Labour Day, the actual start of the 2014 mayoral campaign.  Everything until now has been a prelude.  Now that the race is on, conversations are starting with questions about who is going to win.  I’d prefer that people ask who SHOULD win, or why they should win, or how to help…
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Ford addiction

It’s safe now to ignore the municipal election.  Summer is starting.  Voters will tune out, if they were ever tuned in.  Compulsive campaigning will continue nonetheless. Nothing has changed since the candidates were named.  Soknacki rose a bit, Stintz slipped a bit, and Ford’s support remains high enough for concern. Chow and Tory are front runners…
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