Jilian Saweczko, the Conservative candidate for our ward, did not attend the only all candidates debate in York South–Weston, which was held tonight.
The start of the debate was delayed in the hopes that Saweczko would arrive. Organizers kept an empty chair for her throughout the night.
At the end of the debate, the moderator said “If I could just clarify one thing… we did actually send three, or four? … five invitations to [Jilian Saweczko]; we got a reply from the campaign manager saying she would be here. Her website is Jilian.ca. If you would like to send a question or a comment, be my guest. Ask about democracy.”
Another young man has been mugged at the corner of Jane and Lawrence.
Toronto Police report that a 15-year old was approached by four young men on April 11 at 2:45 pm. One stole his Blackberry while the others stood watch. The suspects fled south on Jane. The victim was uninjured.
A similar swarming at the same location happened on March 22. The four suspects in that case match the very vague descriptions of the four men in this case.
Jane and Lawrence is becoming a high-crime area. Since February, there have been at least six reported muggings and purse-snatchings at that intersection.