I am proud to call Toronto home and I am proud that we live in a fair and democratic society. Many have fought for the right to have their voices heard in our society and are proud of things that they have been able to accomplish. Today, Doug Ford has proposed changes to Canada’s largest city and surrounding areas. The decision Ford has made was immediate so that when voting in October’s municipal elections, Toronto’s needs will be heard by the newly elected council chosen by the people.
There have been many times in City Hall where too many voices shouting during debate have been overlooked. The voices shouting, all wanting to be heard has left decisions and issues not addressed within the government.
Issues such as homelessness and temporary shelters took months to implement, while the winter season claimed the lives of many whom have been left on the streets with no place to go.
Our city’s social housing has been neglected for far too many years. Many have spoken up for the need of more housing but no efficient plan has been in place to tackle the issue. The waitlist for housing, the need for new housing, the back log in repairs needs to be addressed. With a strong voice and with the right leadership to work with government to ensure that progress is being made that can be done.
Constant delays with transit times, delivery of new subway lines, trains, streetcars, and buses, have added on more debt and disruption in the city’s finances.
Communities in the city have different and immediate needs to sustain themselves and to further grow our diverse city. Indigenous communities need more peer support, mental health initiatives, and acknowledgement of their land and history.
The LGBTQ community needs more mental and health care services designed for their community. The community needs to feel safe and have their voices heard because discrimination, self identity, suicide and death are all too common.
Senior citizens need a voice to speak up about elderly abuse, transit that will support their mobility issues and additional services that can assist in their daily lives and be easily accessible to them.
Low income and at risk youth needs services that inspires them to grow and improve their lives so that they can empower others in their community to do better and to be better. They need a safe place. They need to feel a part of a community that strives.
Aligning municipal boundaries to provincial and federal elections makes it clearer for residents on who their elected officials are and their boundaries. A clear and consistent boundary allows for the network between all three levels of government can work quickly together to ensure that all communities in their boundaries to run an efficient government.
This proposed change is short notice and will bring efficient and cost saving measures to the municipal government. This change will also allow for councillors voices to be heard. Doug Ford wants to get things done with running the government more efficiently.
I am currently running in Ward 21. With the proposed changes and I will be proud and honoured to place my municipal council bid for Toronto Centre.
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On Monday, city workers have begun working on replacing two water mains on Jarvis Street. Jarvis Street is currently operating on single lane in both directions from Queen Street East to Dundas Street East. This is expected to cause delays on the route so commuters are encouraged to prepare additional time on their trip. Completion is expected in October 2018
“My superstar son! How can they take him away from me?”
Gay Rights Activist Gilbert Baker designed the Pride flag in 1978 and is used throughout the world. Did you know each colour stripe has a different meaning?
According to Baker’s estate, each stripe has a different meaning: Red represents life; orange is for healing; yellow is for sunlight; green is for nature; blue is for harmony; and purple is for spirit.
If you would like to learn more about the Pride flag and it’s origins, visit Instyle online and read, “Each Stripe of the Rainbow Flag has a coded meaning”
On October 22, 2018, the City Of Toronto will host their Municipal Elections. I, Gladys Larbie will be running for City Council member in Ward 21. Make sure to cast your vote for your next Toronto Mayor, City Council Member, and TDSB Trustee. For more information, please check back regularly on my webpage: GladysLarbie.ca as well as https://www.facebook.com/ElectionServices & https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/elections/
Every vote matters. Your vote matters. Vote on October 22.
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