Jun 08, 2023
By Jane Brown
Advance voting begins Thursday for Toronto’s mayoral byelection.
Over the next six days, eligible Toronto voters may cast a ballot for mayor from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at any of the 50 voting locations detailed on voter cards.
Location details are also available on the City of Toronto’s 2023 Byelection webpage.
Meantime, some of the mayoral candidates are reacting to news that the man accused of threatening to kill mayoral candidates last week is back out on bail again.
29 year old Junior Francois Lavagesse is said to be under strict house arrest.
“Of course he is,” Mark Saunders scoffed when he heard the man was out on bail, “on charges of sexual assault. Now he’s got new criminal charges and the best decision is to put him back out again.”
“This is nothing new,” said Brad Bradford, “In fact, the gentleman had a number of priors including sexual assault, but it’s emblematic of a story that happens time and time again across the city.”
Anthony Fury and Ana Bailao say they won’t comment on a case before the courts.
And in a statement, Mitzie Hunter says she has confidence the police service would not release him if there was a risk to public safety.
At the time of the alleged mayoral threats, Lavagesse was out on bail for another case still before the courts.
The top 8 mayoral candidates debated issues important to CARP members here at the ZoomerPlex in Liberty Village on Wednesday.
Watch the full event, moderated by Libby Znaimer, by clicking here.