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Toronto Borough of York Elects Philip White As Its First Jewish Mayor

The Borough of York, one of six that make up metropolitan Toronto, elected its first Jewish mayor last week. He is Philip White, a 46-year-old pharmacist. Jews comprise less than 10 percent of York’s population of 140,000. Other Jewish candidates elected or re-elected as aldermen or school trustees in York and other boroughs were Irving Paisley and Mel Lastman; Ben Nobleman; Ben Rose, David Shanoff and Judy Jordan; Murray Chusid, Paul Godfrey, Saul Cowan and Prof. Lionel Rubinoff.