New poll shows a twist in the mayoral race, John Tory and Doug Ford in virtual tie. Another heated debate at Centennial College with Tory, Ford and Chow. Mayor Rob Ford stars 2nd round of chemotherapy today. Postmedia buys Sun Newspapers for $316 million. Ontario students at the top of the Canadian class.
POLL: JOHN TORY AND DOUG FORD IN VIRTUAL TIE
A new poll shows the mayoral race may come down to the wire as Doug Ford and John Tory are now in a virtual tie. The Forum Research poll still has Tory in front at 39% while Doug Ford has gained ground as he’s up to 37% and Olivia Chow is also slightly up at 22%. Tory dropped 4 points from forum’s last poll while Ford gained 4 points and Olivia Chow gained 2. John Tory continues to lead in North York and Downtown while Doug Ford is leading in Etobicoke and Scarborough.
TORY, FORD AND CHOW DEBATE AT CENTENNIAL COLLEGE
In three weeks Toronto’s next mayor will be chosen. As they have for weeks leading up to election night Doug Ford, John Tory, and Olivia Chow sat down at a debate table Monday night, this time at Centennial College in Scarborough. Chow commented on the gun violence Monday afternoon by talking about her plan to ban handguns in the city. Three people were killed in two separate shootings a couple hours apart on Monday. Sunday’s volatile debate came back to the forefront as Tory and Ford continued their war of words. On Monday Ford said it was racist for Tory to call him racist, while Tory insisted that he never did.
MAYOR FORD TO START 2ND ROUND OF CHEMOTHERAPY TODAY
Mayor Rob Ford will undergo a second round of chemotherapy beginning today at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he received his first round of treatment in late September. Since being diagnosed with cancer the mayor has been spotted out at a couple of public events, including in the audience of a mayoral debate last week. Though he left early saying he wasn’t feeling well and didn’t want to push it. Ford is running for his old seat in Ward 2 after withdrawing from the mayor’s race.
POSTMEDIA BUYS SUN NEWSPAPERS FOR $316 MILLION
Postmedia, owner of the National Post, has announced it’s buying Quebecor’s chain of 175 English-language newspapers for $316 million, creating a newspaper giant in English Canada, with many cities now seeing all their major dailies fall into the hands of one company.
ONTARIO STUDENTS AT THE TOP OF CANADIAN CLASS
Ontario students remain top of class on the 2013 Pan-Canadian Assessment Program test. A new study has Ontario students at the top of the Canadian class when it comes to science. The 2013 Pan-Canadian Assessment Program found that Ontario students were the only Canadian province to achieve at or above the national average in all three of the subjects tested. Science, Reading and Math. Ontario was above average in science and reading and statistically the same in math.