News Release: Gomberg to Release Olympics Platform Plank at Lastman HQ

Toronto – (November 9, 2000) 

From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mayoralty candidate Tooker Gomberg will release the campaign platform plank on the Olympics in front of Lastman’s Headquarters (southeast corner of Yonge and Carleton). He will then invite public debate on the issue with passersby. Mr. Lastman has been invited to join in the street debate. In his absence Chicken Mel will make an appearance.

The Gomberg for Mayor ‘Olympics’ platform plank

Should Lastman Debate Gomberg? 85% Say Yes.

Yesterday a public street poll was conduced on the question:: Should Lastman Debate Gomberg? Yes or No.

The final tally of the vote, displayed on a large scoreboard, was this:

526 Yes.
91 No.

“We were aware that public support for a debate between Mr. Lastman and myself during this election was high, but even we were surprised that 85% of those who had a position on the question voted in favor of a debate. The people have spoken. Five out of six want to see a debate. Why is Mr. Lastman afraid of the voters?”

Gomberg’s Schedule

11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. platform release and street debate
12:45 – 1:30 subway to Scarborough
1:30 – 3:30 guided tour of the Kingston Road Motels, temporary housing for homeless families
4:00 – 5:00 campaigning in Scarborough Town Centre with Angela Bischoff, Tooker’s wife and candidate for Councillor in Ward 38
5:00 – 6:15 TTC
6:30 – 9:00 St. James Town Speak Out, beginning with kids commentary. Rose Ave. Recreation Centre, 675 Ontario St.