I recently interviewed David Soknacki, a 2014 Toronto mayoral candidate and former budget chief, for a piece published on Digital Journal and the Toronto Examiner. The article delved into local public policy issues, including the municipal debt, public transit, the economy and public events.
Here is a brief clip from the article:
Toronto – If you’re outside of the Toronto area – or you don’t follow municipal politics – then it’s likely you have not heard of 2014 mayoral candidate David Soknacki. It’s not surprising since he has yet to be covered by Jimmy Kimmel or CNN.Toronto politics has been dominated by Mayor Rob Ford since he was first elected four years ago. Ford has been marred in controversy from his controversial statements to his various political stances, from his drug abuse to his alcohol problems. His supporters say the ladder is his personal life and has nothing to do with his political life, while his detractors say it’s distracting from public policy and is embarrassing the largest Canadian city.What does Soknacki think? Well, let’s just say that he has never used crack-cocaine and his campaign is focusing on public policy matters that will hopefully move Toronto forward instead of being engulfed in scandals that are hurting the image of the city.