5 Things To Know Today
Who will be John Tory’s “Don Cherry”? New poll puts Elliott in front in Ontario’s PC Leadership Race. Brampton mayor Linda Jeffrey wants full review of city books. Black Friday, then Cyber Monday and now Giving Tuesday, You can help out the CCAA and support Derringer’s 13 Days of Christmas. Netflix’s House of Cards season 3 premier date revealed.
WHO WILL BE JOHN TORY’S “DON CHERRY”?
For the first time in months the chamber at city hall will fill up with both reporters and councillors alike. The first meeting of the new squad gets underway just after 2pm this afternoon. John Tory will officially be presented with the chain of office before presenting his special guest to help kick off the term. Four years ago Rob Ford put Don Cherry on the podium.
POLL: ELLIOT IN LEAD OF ONTARIO PC LEADERSHIP RACE
A Forum Research poll puts Christine Elliott in the drivers seat in the leadership race for Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party. The Whitby-Oshawa MPP leads the other four candidates with 26 per cent support. MPP Lisa MacLeod is second at 7 per cent, MPP Vic Fedeli is at 6 per cent, federal MP Patrick Brown is at 5 per cent, and MPP Monte McNaughton is at 4 per cent. 48 percent of those asked said none of these would make the best leader. Christine Elliott was also “most likeable” at 27 per cent, Lisa MacLeod was at 7 per cent, Fedeli at 6 per cent, and Brown and McNaughton tied at 4 per cent. 52 per cent of those asked didn’t know. When asked who would have the best chance of winning the next provincial election. Elliott led with 29 per cent, MacLeod was at 6 per cent, Brown and Fedeli were at 5 per cent each, McNaughton was at 4 per cent, and 51 per cent were unsure.
BRAMPTON MAYOR LINDA JEFFREY WANTS FULL REVIEW OF CITY BOOKS
Brampton’s new mayor Linda Jeffrey is moving to review the city’s books. She’s inviting the auditor general and provincial ombudsman to investigate the city. Jeffrey says “The public set a very clear mandate that they want accountability and transparency at city hall.” Jeffrey also reiterated her election promise to cut her salary by more than $50,000 and also committed to posting travel and hospitality expenses online each quarter for her and her staff. A forensic audit by Deloitte found former mayor Susan Fennell broke multiple municipal expense rules.
BLACK FRIDAY, THEN CYBER MONDAY AND NOW GIVING TUESDAY
Following spending sprees of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is the new trend. The day marks a global move to encourage people to give and donate to charitable organizations. It started in the US in 2012 & Canada last year and now has back from Washington & Bill Gates. You can help out the CCAA and support Derringer’s 13 Days of Christmas by clicking here.
HOUSE OF CARDS SEASON 3 PREMIERE DATE REVEALED
Ok “House of Cards” fans, mark mark February. 27, 2015 in your calendar because Netflix just announced President Frank Underwood’s inauguration date. Monday, Netflix revealed the premiere date for season three of House of Cards, which come February 27, will be entirely available for streaming.