Crazed Monkey Ian Stevens recently wrote about the issue of city councillor races. It can be a difficult decision in some cases. The race is not nearly as high-profile as the race for mayor, so information is a bit more difficult to come by.
Worse are the races for school board trustee. Ian ends with his article with the following challenge:
Since, as far as I know, I'm the blogger who seems to be most obsessed with the Toronto municipal election, I thought I would try to help a bit.
The Campaign for Public Education is an organization that has been fighting for students for the past few years. They are the group behind the green-and-white signs you've seen all over Toronto that read "Give students what they need to succeed; Vote for fair funding".
This organization has endorsed a slate of candidates in most of the wards. Here are their choices:
Biographies of these candidates are presently on the organization's website.
I don't know a lot about school board politics, but I do like the little I know about The Campaign for Public Education. They mobilized this city to fight back for its kids. I would be inclined to follow their advice, except the candidate in my ward (11) has been acclaimed.
On the other hand, if you're voting in the race for Toronto Catholic District School Board, I don't have much to offer.