By SAMANTHA BEATTIE, Staff Reporter | Published in the Star | Published on Mon., Oct. 1, 2018
John Tory’s dedication to helping Toronto’s Black communities and ending racism came into question during Monday night’s mayoral debate.
An audience member said he “waffled” when the province announced cutting the size of council nearly in half, a move that has resulted in some female and visible minority candidates dropping out of ward races.
“I did everything a responsible person could do,” Tory told the crowd. From the audience, a man yelled, “hogwash.”
Held at Tropicana Community Services in Scarborough North, incumbent Tory and mayoral candidates Saron Gebresellassi, Knia Singh and Jennifer Keesmaat debated transit, affordable housing, safety and other topics focused on Black community issues.
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