Debate 1: Prosperity and the Economy
Prosperity and the Economy: Coming out of recession, how will the new mayor address the prosperity gap in our city and promote economic growth?
Wednesday, September 8, 6:30 p.m.
MaRS Centre: Auditorium, 101 College Street.
- Prosperity and the Economy by Joe Berridge Partner, Urban Strategies Inc.
- Pay Attention to the Whole House by Jim Stanford Economist, Canadian Auto Workers
- The City in the Region by Tony Coombes Executive Director, Neptis
- Barely Surviving: The Predicament of Toronto’s Poor Single Adults by John Stapleton, Principal, Open Policy Ontario
- Toronto could use a good civic crisis by Richard Florida, Director, Martin Prosperity Institute
- Productivity and Prosperity Depends on Matching People to Jobs and Jobs to People by Karen Lior, Executive Director, Toronto Workforce Innovation Group
- Better Together by Toronto Board of Trade
These papers are offered to inform and encourage discussion and the opinions are those of the author, not necessarily those of Toronto Debates 2010.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
If you cannot get to the city to work, you are rushed, you are pushed, You are provoked to aggression, you are angered; You will not have a good day. If you need to fight to park, to go shopping, to be pushed and elbowed in the shopping mall will you return? If you KNOW, You KNOW that you face this every day... Why are not screaming for change?
If you had a choice of working in the city or tele-working, flex hours, Computer access from home and /or commuting? How would your life change?
This year, in 2010, we have an opportunity to vote and get involved with some creative strategic thinkers about the future planning of Toronto. If we vote No new taxes, No tax increases, we are merely lying to ourselves that subways and roads will be built, infrastructure will improve and hospitals will reduce waiting times. How long shall we put these things off?
Have a look at the position papers. Read the back ground material. Get involved with a candidate that has some long term vision besides a single issue slogan without any details. Attend a debate and see for yourself.