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Archive | May, 2012

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Mayor Ford’s Political Future About as Certain as the Sheppard Subway

By JOHN WILLIS In local politics, failure to execute can be more dangerous for a politician than pushing through an unpopular agenda.  Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has not executed well on his promises, but he’s also left it too late to start a new legislative agenda.  His strategic path to victory in 2014 now passes […]

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Mind the Generation Gap: A Message from Your Boomer and Gen X Donors

BY DEANNA BICKFORD Analysis from The Next Generation of Canadian Giving Survey As fundraisers, few of us would deny the benefit of decades of direct mail marketing efforts aimed to engage the oldest generation of supporters – the ‘Civics’ or ‘Matures’, born before 1945. More recently, we have witnessed some of the benefits of social media […]

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Casino? ‘No Thanks’ Torontonians Say in Latest Stratcom RapidPoll

Stratcom made news again today with a poll on whether Torontonians support building a waterfront casino (they don’t), and whether they want to decide the issue in a city-wide referendum (they do). The results are here. The Toronto Star’s coverage is here. CBC ran the poll as its lead story throughout the morning newscasts.

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Game Change For Mayor Ford

Poll shows controversial mayor losing ground even with his strongest supporters. Ford Strongholds North York, Scarborough Leading Trend May 17, 2012 (Toronto) – A new poll taken Tuesday (May 15) shows that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is facing falling approval ratings among his strongest supporters for the first time since the October 2010 election. Approval […]

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Who’s More Believable in Toronto Park Confrontation?

Star Reporter Daniel Dale Bests Mayor 45% To 26% In Stratcom Poll May 17, 2012 (Toronto) – 45% of Torontonians believe the version of events given by Toronto Star Reporter Daniel Dale about a confrontation with Mayor Ford that that took place in a park beside Mayor Ford’s house on May 2nd, while only 25% […]

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It’s a tie! Or is it?

By BOB PENNERN In the movie “A Fish Called Wanda,” the main character Otto (played by Kevin Kline) is bragging about how America always wins.  Another character says, “You mean, like Vietnam?” “It was a tie!”  Otto blurts. The truth, it seems, is hard for some to admit. In Canada, a recent poll from Léger […]

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