June 10th, 2014


TORONTO – Today, a group of progressive Toronto City Councillors joined together to endorse Toronto-area NDP candidates, saying that New Democrats can be counted on as allies in Queen’s Park on the issues that matter most to the city. 

“We need a strong team of New Democrats in Queen’s Park, a team that shares our values and is committed to social justice not just during campaigns, but when the time comes to do the hard work of achieving it,” said Councillor Janet Davis.

Councillors cited NDP MPPs’ strong record of delivering for Toronto: “When we needed to come together to fight the downtown casino, the Toronto New Democrat MPPs were our strongest allies,” said Councillor Mike Layton.

“When the city asked the provincial government to free Toronto from unfair Ontario Municipal Board decisions, it was the NDP MPPs who fought for Toronto. Those are the kinds of MPPs I want to be able to count on at Queen’s Park,” said Councillor Maria Augimeri.

Many highlighted the NDP’s consistent commitment to issues that matter most to Torontonians: “From opposing jets on the waterfront to electrifying the air-rail link, New Democrats have been there when it counts,” said Councillor Gord Perks. “I know NDP MPPs will get Toronto better results on transit, housing, and freeing Toronto from the OMB.”

The councillors urged voters to cast their ballots for their local NDP candidate on June 12th.

Councillors present included

  • Janet Davis
  • Joe Mihevc
  • Mike Layton
  • Gord Perks
  • Anthony Perruzza
  • Maria Augimeri