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The Other Toronto: Phillip Dwight Morgan shares thoughts on the Toronto municipal election

The Other Toronto - a pre-election conversation with Phillip Dwight Morgan

Over the past month, Phillip Dwight Morgan has been writing a special series for called Toronto Votes 2018. Phillip Dwight Morgan is a Toronto-based journalist and writer and was's first Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellow.

This fall we asked him to do a series of stories about the election. You can read his series here. To wrap it up, podcast executive producer Victoria Fenner talked to him at the new Centre for Social Innovative building at 192 Spadina in Toronto.

They talked about the surprises in the campaign, the effect of the intervention by Doug Ford to shrink the size of council, the rise of racist alt-right and the two Torontos -- the glitzy city trying to say "we're world class" and the Toronto of those who live on the margins just trying to survive.

Image: Phillip Dwight Morgan. Photo by Victoria Fenner

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