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[22 Nov 2013 | Comments Off | ]
TTC boss Byford vows to take funding fight to Ottawa | Town hall meeting hears riders vent about service

Byford was also taken by an idea, suggested by former mayoral candidate Himy Syed, of converting the long passenger tunnel connecting both sides of Spadina station into a public art gallery.

“We’ll look into it,” he promised.

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[9 Nov 2013 | Comments Off | ]

By David Hughes, The Political Bouillon
 
News media, both in Canada and abroad, has been flooded with reports involving the crack cocaine abuse and drunken antics of Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford. The now-infamous video of the mayor smoking crack cocaine has been authenticated and although only having been seen by a handful of people, has caused significant discussion over whether he is still fit to continue as the city’s municipal head. Adding more fuel to the debate, another video has surfaced which shows an extremely intoxicated Ford shouting obscenities and repeatedly …

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[6 Nov 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Along with Ford, Canada’s Political Leadership Hits Rock Bottom | The mayor’s gift for dumbing down democracy isn’t limited to Toronto suburbs.

By Mitchell Anderson, TheTyee.ca
There was a time when it was frowned on for the mayor of a major city to smoke crack and hang with shady characters. And while Rob Ford has much to answer for, his supporters in “Ford Nation” have been on a dangerous bender of their own.
Mayor Ford’s puzzling popularity in the face of one salacious scandal after another seems propelled by his cheapening of values that appeals to a morally lazy electorate. Like a pair of drunks egging each other on, …

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