Campaign School: Paul Ainslie
The next Toronto politician to share his experiences at Campaign School will be government management committee chair Paul Ainslie. The city councillor for Ward 43 Scarborough East has also become known throughout the city — thanks to his executive role in the Rob Ford administration along with an active Twitter presence.
New and returning students will hear about Councillor Ainslie's progression from executive assistant to elected official, how the attention paid to City Hall has changed during his career there and what he has achieved as a representative of an often-overlooked corner of Toronto.
Metaviews presents a participatory series dedicated to sharing insights into political participation — from running for office, to rallying around a cause, to engaging in punditry through all forms of media.
Sessions will consist of debating, dissecting and discussing best practices, strategies and the necessary steps to succeed in having a voice heard in the political arena.
Campaign School will look at the emerging issues in both government and society, evaluate what it takes for a candidate or issue to click with voters and review lessons learned from recent political history. Whether you have entertained taking a run at public office, or just want to be a more engaged observer, each session will have something different to offer.