Mayoral candidate asks: never heard of me?

Former city councillor and Miller-era budget chief David Soknacki is getting creative to try and draw attention to his mayoral campaign

Former city councillor and Miller-era budget chief David Soknacki is getting creative to try and draw attention to his mayoral campaign.

Soknacki, who was running fourth (behind declared candidates Tory, Stintz, and Ford) in a recent Forum poll, is poking fun at Mayor Rob Ford notoriety and his lack of name recognition.

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  1. john posted on 02/28/2014 10:46 AM
    i am with ford who the hell is he . i never heard of him either .
    1. Mike posted on 02/28/2014 12:20 PM
      @john He is David Miller's former budget chief, and has been out of politics since 2006...almost as long as that dusty old other guy who is running, Norm Gardner, who is pushing 80. What are we electing, another Pope? :)
    2. john posted on 02/28/2014 02:02 PM
      @Mike well if he is one of david millers gang of goons then theirs no point in putting him into power . he will just as bad as miller it would be a step backwards .
  2. john posted on 02/28/2014 11:54 AM
    i dont think he will be geting in when he talked about bring back the land transfer tax . if i voted for him i would have changed my mind .
    1. Keith M posted on 02/28/2014 12:38 PM
      @john We still have the land transfer tax. Nothing has changed with it either. Ford has said he wants to cut it by 10% but he hasn't yet done so. Soknacki wants to change how its calculated but either way it never left. Maybe you are thinking the vehicle registration tax? (which Soknacki never voted for). He left council in 2006 and it was introduced in the 2007 budget .
    2. john posted on 02/28/2014 02:04 PM
      @Keith M as far as i know ford got rid of the tax then dickhead mcginty made it for the rest of the province .
    3. dama posted on 02/28/2014 02:05 PM
      @Keith M Rob Ford did admit that that is one thing he fialed to do.. he tried to give back 5% of the LTT but the majority of councils voted that down..

      If he is re-elected again, I think that will happen.

      and Yes,, who is soknacki??????
    4. AC posted on 02/28/2014 03:36 PM
      @dama you're smokin the rope again Dama.
      it's a shell game. Ford knows council won't get rid of it. it's revenue. you know what revenue is? money coming in for services, fixing roads and crap.
      Ford is pandering to his dummies who follow him.
      you guys will fall for either of these 2 scenarios.
      if he doesn't get rid of anything (he knows it won't go away) he can say see folks i tried but they won't let me.
      if by any chance they would go for the 5% the he says see i got them to reduce but reality is
      there would be a 5% reduction is services for the lower class people and hikes in user fees and he would never play it up.
      he would just say see they want to raise your taxes.
      It's just a shell game.
      imagine if Miller had not brought in the tax what would Ford do with less of 330 mil and up? It's a good tax. effects most once or twice in their lifes (effected me) brings in a lot of revenue and it's not a tax on the lower class.
      what Ford calls efficiencies is really cut in services, upped user fees which is really a tax on the lower class that he says he supports.
      doesn't effect most middle class
    5. HP posted on 02/28/2014 05:30 PM
      @Keith M Again with this land transfer tax. This tax does not affect 99.99999% of Toronto residents, only those that are buying a house. A few thousand people pay this surcharge in Toronto for the benefit of residents who don't buy houses and it keeps our taxes a bit lower. Without this revenue, the old, retired, and poor would see an increase in their taxes and rent.

      Those that don't like it can buy outside of the city...lots of cheaper homes in Mississauga, Ajax. Newmarket, Oshawa, Richmond Hill...they'll save on the price of the house and a few dollars on the city tax, but still have to pay the provincial land transfer tax anyway.

      It never was a big deal, only part of the election platform of a very stupid mayor...maybe not so stupid, he got elected on a stupid promise.
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