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What Worked (And What Didn't) At The Emmys

For the first time in forever, I actually felt good about my television show choices in 2015/16 considering I recognized seventy per cent of the faces that graced my TV screen with their presence while watching the Emmys. There were a couple of shockers, but the show was pretty predictable for the most part. Allow me to take you through the hits and misses of the night.
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Focus More On Electing Your Councillor and Less On Your Mayor

This is why council is so important. As a unified body it has immense power to shift the agenda of our city. A mayor should technically be able to unite and determine solid goals for Toronto along with a strong policy agenda designed to solve our toughest of challenges. Unfortunately there hasn't been much unity on council and partisan-politics has stifled much progress. The never ending subway vs. LRT debate creating a rift between the downtown core and the suburbs and a lack of true 'big-picture, visionary thinking' has seriously stalled Toronto's ability to capitalize on its unique potential.
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'It Seemed Like We Were Having Fun'

TORONTO - Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel said it was not his intention to upset Rob Ford during the mayor’s appearance on his ABC program Monday night.Kimmel razzed the Toronto mayor during his guest ap...
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Jimmy Kimmel Should Be Ashamed of Himself

When Kimmel invited Ford to appear as a guest on his talk show, sharing the bill with Gonzo from Sesame Street, most of us knew that nothing good was going to come of this. But what actually transpired was, in my view, unbelievably awful -- more so than I could have imagined. By now, we all understand that Rob Ford is a sick man, in any number of ways. His various addictive behaviours, from food, to alcohol, to lying and yes, perhaps to crack, appear to not even begin to crumble the façade of a man who desperately needs help with some pretty clear physical and mental health issues. And Jimmy Kimmel should be ashamed of himself.
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America, Stop Giving Our Embarrassing Mayor So Much Attention

Even if you are making fun of him, 1) he's not in on the joke, and 2) you are increasing his chances of re-election through not only name recognition, but helping him to seem "funny" and "cool". This might be hilarious to you, but you are seriously affecting the future of Toronto. He doesn't have to be your mayor, but unfortunately he has to be mine. I've heard Jimmy Kimmel and various Americans (and Canadians) say, "Well, he seems to be a pretty good mayor". Rob Ford also seems to think so too. To help you better understand what you are really doing to our city, here is a list of truths the Ford brothers want us to ignore amidst stories about Hollywood visits and PR gaffes.