Toronto Board of Trade

Toronto Board of Trade

October 10, 2007 07:00 ET

Vote Toronto Today!

Toronto Board of Trade urges citizens to vote for their city

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2007) - The Toronto Board of Trade is calling on Torontonians to "Vote Toronto" - to use today's provincial election to demand action from the next provincial government on key issues facing their city.

"We have an opportunity to send a clear message to our next government that it needs to address the challenges facing Toronto," says Board of Trade President & CEO Carol Wilding, "Voters can do that by supporting the party or candidate they believe will act effectively for our city."

The Board has been promoting an election agenda that calls for Queen's Park to help maintain Toronto as a great global city through uploading of social services costs, increased investment in public transit, and tax reforms to enhance competitiveness.

Wilding notes that the Board has been working through the election campaign to educate and activate the business community through its Vote Toronto program. This has included speeches by the three major party leaders on city issues, local candidates' debates, a key issue survey of party leaders, and a special election web site at www.bot.com/election.

"We want to help business people and residents of Toronto to make an informed choice today. Voters can refer to our website and those of news outlets to get up to speed on the issues before going to the polls. Then, I hope, they will choose to 'vote Toronto'".

The Toronto Board of Trade is the champion of a competitive and vibrant Toronto with a mandate to serve, connect and represent the city's business community. Founded in 1845, Canada's largest chamber of commerce operates at locations across Toronto. Information about Board policies, facilities, services and products are available on its website at www.bot.com.
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Contact Information

  • Glen Stone, Public Affairs Director, Toronto Board of Trade
    Primary Phone: 416-862-4565
    Secondary Phone: 416-998-9458
    E-mail: gstone@bot.com