The top candidates for Toronto’s mayoral race and where they stand on key issues are well known, but the odds are that few people know who is running for city council in their ward.
A non-partisan group of approximately 15 youth is looking to change this lack of knowledge among Toronto voters. Most of them are under 35 years old and call themselves Women in Toronto Politics or WiTOpoli for short.
WiTOpoli founder Stephanie Guthrie, 29, said the group has hired a web developer to create a “Position Primer” website that charts every candidate running for city council in each of Toronto’s 44 wards and where they stand on nine issues including employment, childcare, taxation, transit, infrastructure and affordable housing.
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