ArtsVote Toronto announces the online release of the 2014 Councillor and Mayoral Report Card, grading the incumbent and challenger candidates at http://www.artsvote.ca/reportcard2014/.
The ArtsVote Report Card has been a key part of arts advocacy at the City since 1994. ArtsVote endeavoured to contact all candidates listed on the City of Toronto’s election website, either by email, or phone. The ArtsVote survey was emailed to candidates. A group of assessors independently evaluated all the completed surveys. ArtsVote also examined the incumbents’ voting records on arts-related issues at City Council and track records of arts-related projects in their ward, and factored these results into incumbents’ final grades. In the case where an incumbent did not return a survey, the incumbent was graded solely on their voting record on arts-related issues and track record of arts-related projects in their ward. Over 100 candidates for City Councillor or Mayor responded to the Artsvote Survey
Artsvote Toronto is focused on four key issues:
- Arts and Culture Champions at City Hall
- Affordable spaces to live, work, and play
- Sustainable funding and growth in investment
- A committed Partner – in every neighbourhood
artsvote.ca for more information.