Cheer up, Toronto: Rob Ford's Not the Only Misbehaving Mayor

Lee Tunstall | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Politics
Lee Tunstall

There are hints that Ford's type of behaviour, and in particular his adamant refusal to resign, are becoming an ugly trend. Far too many leaders these days are in it for themselves. So will we be inflicted with a Prime Minister Rob Ford?

Party Asked Monti Not To Run Says Berlusconi

CP | Frances D'Emilio, The Associated Press | Posted 01.20.2012 | Canada Business

ROME - Silvio Berlusconi revealed in an interview Sunday that his party had asked new Premier Mario Monti not to run for office beyond his present ter...

Sunday Roundup: Berlusconi a Loss for Comedians Everywhere

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 01.13.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden Frum

Yesterday's resignation of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is a loss to comedians everywhere. Which other world leader can possibly fill the void? It was easy to bid "avtio" to George Papandreou earlier this week. Aside from his comically large moustache, there was nothing very funny about the way he drove Greece into bankruptcy, while threatening to take the whole rest of the EU down with him. But give Berlusconi this: the guy steered his country to ruin with, well, not style exactly -- maybe chutzpah. It's one thing simply to overpay state workers -- quite another to host "Bunga Bunga" sex parties while your country burns.

Loonie Edges Higher, Greenback Slides

CP | Posted 10.05.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed higher Friday as the greenback weakened somewhat following a report that the Italian government is taking more me...