Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Man With the Vision’s Mayoral Street Tour of Toronto To Be Postponed

Toronto - Jun. 14 2010 - We would like to inform all our media friends that the “JP for Mayor Summer Street Tour” which was to begin tomorrow Tuesday June 15, 2010 has been postponed due to the security restrictions and event preparations happening downtown surrounding the G8 and G20 Summits.

New dates and locations for JP’s Summer Street Tour will be announced shortly.

Man With the Vision Claims Chinese Consulate Shows Its True Bias in Mayoral Race

Toronto - Jun. 9 2010 - Shame on the Chinese Consulate for meddling in Toronto’s mayoralty race for not only inviting mayoral candidate George Smitherman to a mayors’ forum in Shanghai but for footing the bill for his presence there. But, more importantly, shame on Smitherman, who has arbitrarily made himself de facto mayor of Toronto, even before the votes are in.

“Just who does Smitherman think he is?”, exclaims mayoral hopeful Joseph “JP” Pampena, the “Man With the Vision”. “And where is our spineless leader, David Miller in all this? As Mayor of Toronto why is he not speaking out against this fraudulent impersonation by Smitherman in attending this forum in China when he clearly does not have mayoral status? Who is Smitherman trying to fool – the people of China or the voters of Toronto?”

Mr. Pampena believes this to be nothing other than a publicity stunt engineered by Smitherman and his camp to psychologically influence people’s perception in believing that he is the people’s choice when nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, according to an informal people poll undertaken by Mr. Pampena’s PR firm, Smitherman is trailing in third place behind Rocco Rossi and Rob Ford.

Mr. Pampena further questions the optics behind this invite and asks, “Is Smitherman trying to buy votes from the Chinese community and what is he going to have to give up in return should he ever become Mayor”.

“I have been calling the Chinese Consulate all day for my invite,” states Mr. Pampena. “But as of yet I have been unable to reach anyone by phone for any comments whatsoever on why this preferential treatment is being given to George Smitherman”.

Mr. Pampena vows to bring this issue up with the taxpayers of Toronto for their opinion during his “JP for Mayor Summer Street Tour”, which begins on Tuesday June 15th, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. outside in front of Union Station facing the Royal York Hotel.

Mayoral Candidate and Man With the Vision Takes to the Streets of Toronto

Toronto - Jun. 2 2010 - Mayoral hopeful Joseph “JP” Pampena announces he and his team will be taking it to the streets to gauge what the people of Toronto expect from their new Mayor.

Mr. Pampena and his entourage of supporters will be starting a 12-week city wide tour to speak directly with the taxpayers and residents of Toronto regarding the issues they want addressed for their city.

“My goal is to have a better understanding of the wants and needs of the taxpayers of Toronto and how they would like their money to be spent,” states Mr. Pampena. “I want to meet with as many real people as I can on this 12-week summer street tour so I can deliver on the services that Torontonians expect from their next mayor”.

The JP for Mayor Summer Street Tour will kickstart on Tuesday June 15th, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. outside Union Station facing the Royal York Hotel.

“On this tour we will be taking the pulse of the people and conducting our own people poll to hear their opinions, their concerns and the issues they want their new Mayor to tackle,” explains Mr. Pampena.

Mr. Pampena’s ultimate goal with his people tour will be to unveil a collaborative vision of Toronto, that will be truly designed “by the people for the people”

For further details on the itinerary for the JP for Mayor Summer Street Tour, the media may contact the offices of JP Public Relations Inc. or log on to More importantly be sure to vote Joseph “JP” Pampena for Mayor on October 25, 2010.

P.S. Mr. Pampena would like to extend his appreciation to all his media friends who came out to cover last night’s Better Ballots’ mayoral debate at U of T.

Habitat For Humanity Executives Overlook the Disabled

Toronto - May 12 2010 - Mayoral candidate JP Pampena, “Man With the Vision”, is very disappointed in Habitat For Humanity, an organization that is supposed to be acting on behalf of the less fortunate and yet they had no individual on the panel of their mayoral debate last evening to represent the disadvantaged, disabled and handicapped citizens of Toronto. Nor did they have a designated section for the disabled and handicapped at their event.

“I am extremely disappointed in Habitat, an organization that presents itself as helping the disadvantaged in our society but whose actions in this regard are hypocritical,” states Mr. Pampena.

Mr. Pampena made his views known to Neil Hetherington, CEO of Toronto’s Habitat for Humanity last week on just this very issue. However, to no avail Mr. Hetherington did nothing to enhance the credibility of his organization when he did not even attempt to have someone on the panel to represent what his organization stands for even after Mr. Pampena brought this concern to his attention.

In Mr. Pampena’s opinion, Habitat for Humanity should be ashamed of themselves and suggests that people should think twice next time they pull out their wallet to donate to the organization. In fact, Mr. Pampena is all fired up at the way the disabled are constantly denied opportunities and their issues overlooked and vows to take up the banner on their behalf and go on a rampage to investigate if there is true equality for the disabled in our City.

Mayoral Candidate's TTC Suggestion Box Idea A Hit

Toronto - May 3 2010 - Join JP Pampena, mayoral candidate, “Man With the Vision” for his comments during this evening’s repeat telecast of yesterday’s final TTC Union Town Hall Meeting at Ryerson School Theatre on the Rogers Cable Network, Channel 10 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

We would also like to extend our special thanks to Spider Jones from Newstalk 1010 for his one hour interview with the “Man With the Vision” as well as Tom Godfrey for today’s Toronto Sun coverage of Mr. Pampena’s attendance at yesterday’s meeting.

“Man With the Vision” to Guest on the Spider Jones Show This Sunday

Toronto - Apr. 30 2010 - Mayoral candidate, JP Pampena, running under the slogan “Man With the Vision” will be appearing on the highly-rated Spider Jones Show on Newstalk 1010 this Sunday, May 2nd 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Therefore, tune in this Sunday for an intimate conversation with JP Pampena, hosted by the “Prince of the Airwaves” none other than the lovable one, Spider Jones, discussing his mayoral platform and why he would be the best mayor for this City.

If you would like to ask Mr. Pampena any on air questions, please feel free to call in to Spider’s Show on Newstalk 1010 this Sunday at 416-872-1010 during his one hour interview.

For more on the “Man With the Vision” log on to his blog and more importantly be sure to vote JP Pampena for Mayor on October 25, 2010.

P.S. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of JP’s supporters who came out to the CP24 studio interview that took place on Wednesday, April 28th, 2010.

Thumbs Down To Bike Lane Pilot Project Says Mayoral Candidate

Toronto - Apr. 14 2010 - Once again the issue of peaceful co-existence between bikes and cars on Toronto’s roads has reared its ugly head with yesterday’s bonehead announcement of the city’s proposed 12-week pilot project to test segregated bike lanes on main arterial roads such as University Avenue.

Mayoral candidate, JP Pampena, the “Man With the Vision”, says this is a recipe for disaster that would punish city drivers with more gridlock and increase safety concerns for all users of the roads. For Mr. Pampena, putting bike lanes – segregated or not – on main arterial roads is simply a further attack perpetrated on motorists by car-phobic councilors.

However, if this is to become the new reality in the 21st century, then according to Mr. Pampena, when he becomes Mayor, bicyclists will be required to be licensed and insured if they wish to use Toronto’s main arterial roads. In other words, just like motorists, bicyclists will have to pay a bicycle registration fee and in addition must carry proper liability insurance.

“Nobody will be getting a free ride in this city when I become Mayor,” states Mr. Pampena.

“Bicyclists who insist on having the right to use our main arterial roads will be paying their fair share just like motorists who already pay dearly for this privilege,” emphasizes Mr. Pampena.

“If bicyclists want the same rights as motorists, then they should abide by the same rules and be subject to being charged for any road violations just like motorists,” Mr. Pampena further states.

With over 20% of the population (388,000) being utilitarian cyclists, according to a 1999 Decima study, and using the same Vehicle Registration Fee of $74, Mr. Pampena calculates this would generate approximately 28 million extra revenue dollars per year for the City of Toronto.

“Not bad as extra pocket change,” states Mr. Pampena.