7 Toronto city councillors could be elected by default as nomination deadline nears
Candidates in more than a quarter of Toronto's municipal wards hoping to land a city council seat don't have any challengers in the upcoming election, with two weeks left to submit a nomination.
People don’t participate but will fully complain after the fact.
Not a high bar to hop over, but the unopposed guy in Don Valley East looks like a major improvement over DMW. Not a progressive, but someone who'll join the centrists.
Of the other 6, the only one I'm surprised to see running unopposed is Bradford - he barely won in 2018.
After the record low turnout in the provincial election and now scenarios like this, doesn't feel like a stretch to say we're in a bit of a democratic crisis in Ontario right now.
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