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Election Explainer: Election and John Tory

election explainer: However, mainstream media coverage has fixated overwhelmingly on incumbent John Tory and former chief city planner Jennifer Keesmaat, according to NOW Magazine. Reporting on the Toronto mayoral election as a two-horse race not only anticipates the election's outcome, but fundamentally skews it. Thirty-five candidates have registered to run for mayor of Toronto, including many who have long histories working in and with communities that are consistently marginalized in the city's politics while bearing the brunt of its violence. The Globe and Mail's recent election explainer identifies Tory and Keesmaat as candidates, not even bothering to mention any of the 33 others running. Narcity's list of the 11 most notable people running for mayor of Toronto, meanwhile, features two neo-Nazis James Sears and Chris Brosky alongside Tory and Keesmaat, but no women of colour in the race. The Toronto Star's election promise tracker details Tory's and Keesmaat's pledges on housing, arts and culture, public safety, street safety, taxes and transit, but excludes the positions of all other candidates, including those with far more progressive stances. ( As reported in the news.