Margaret Atwood Beats Doug Ford As Most Desired Prize


The winners of two competing political essay contests won’t be announced until later this week, but in the battle between the contests themselves, we have a champion.

It could be that more people in Toronto love libraries than hate taxes. Or maybe they love Margaret Atwood more than Doug Ford.

Either way, the Toronto Public Library Workers Union’s “Why My Library Matters to Me” challenge drew more than twice as many entries as the Toronto Taxpayers Coalition’s rival “Lower taxes are good for Toronto because…” contest.

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Win Lunch With Dougie Ford


Hoping to “raise awareness of the benefits of lower taxes,” the Toronto Taxpayers Coalition has launched an online essay contest with Coun. Doug Ford as the grand prize.

The entry must start with: “Lower taxes are good for Toronto because ___.” Alternatively, contestants can submit a two-minute video entry to qualify.

The taxpayer coalition contest is a dig at the Toronto Public Library Workers Union, which last week unveiled their own, Why My Library Matters to Me contest. The prize: quality time with Margaret Atwood or one of nine other authors.

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Atwood Or Doug Ford: Who Would You Rather Dine With?


Two clashing groups have launched competitions within days of each other to give Torontonians a shot at dining with Doug Ford or Margaret Atwood.

The latest contest, announced by the Toronto Taxpayers Coalition on Monday, has a grand prize of lunching with Mr. Ford, city councillor and brother of the mayor.

To enter, contestants need to finish the sentence, “Lower taxes are good for Toronto because…” in an essay under 500 words or a two-minute video.

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Atwood And Ford Battle For Title Of Best Lunch Companion


Lunch with Margaret Atwood? How about lunch with Doug Ford?

Just days after the launch of a “why the library matters to me” contest — the winning prize of which is lunch with a celebrated author, such as Ms. Atwood — a group called the Toronto Taxpayers Coalition has issued its own challenge. Residents are invited to write essays that start with the phrase “Lower taxes are good for Toronto because…”.

Contestants can also submit a two-minute video at Winners get a chance to have lunch with Councillor Doug Ford, or Sun Media columnist Sue-Ann Levy.

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Tax Essay Can Win You Free Lunch


It’s a tale of two lunch dates.

Days after the Toronto Public Library union launched My Public Library Matters to Me Contest which offers lunch dates with Canadian authors as prizes, the Toronto Taxpayers Coalition is offering up its own contest.

Announced on Monday, the coalition’s essay contest prize is a free lunch with Councillor Doug Ford or Toronto Sun City Hall columnist Sue-Ann Levy.

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Talk Taxes And Win a Lunch With Doug Ford


If you explain why the city is better off with lower taxes, you could be going to lunch with Councillor Doug Ford.

That’s the prize for the Toronto Taxpayer’s Coalition essay and video competition it announced today.

It wants residents to complete this sentence: “Lower taxes are good for Toronto because _______.”

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Win lunch with Doug Ford!


If you had to pick, would it be a meal with Margaret Atwood or a lunch date with Doug Ford?

You have a chance at both thanks to duelling essay contests being hosted by Toronto’s library union and now the Toronto Taxpayers Coalition.

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