Mayor Ford

More Canadians Should Act Like the Shirtless Jogger

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada Politics
Danielle S. McLaughlin

When the shirtless jogger encountered Rob Ford at the Canada Day parade he took the opportunity to do something the media had been forbidden to do the day before: He asked the mayor questions. Like it or not, our elected leaders should expect to be asked hard questions -- and they should be ready to answer those questions, because in a democracy, we expect accountability. And we should be relieved that teachers like Mr. Killoran are demonstrating the courage it takes to stand up and hold politicians accountable.

Focus More On Electing Your Councillor and Less On Your Mayor

Saeed Selvam | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Politics
Saeed Selvam

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.

LOOK: Let The Mayor Say It For You

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics

Sometimes love is so complicated that you don't know what to say. Luckily, Rob Ford does. Toronto artist Scotty Naughty has sampled some choice quo...

Watching the Watchdog: Was Rob Ford Really Toronto's Watergate?

Tim Knight | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

I go to the Newsana debate in Toronto. Headline for the gathering: "Toronto's Watergate? The inside scoop on how the media exposed Rob Ford." Up there on the platform is a fine balance of newspapers leftish, centreish and rightish. Here are some highlights, condensed and edited.

Andrew WK's 'Rob Ford Party Hard' T-Shirt Is Better Than A RoFo Bobblehead

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada Music

Andrew W.K. and Rob Ford are both best known for partying hard, so perhaps it was only a matter of time before W.K.'s iconic blood-soaked album cove...

Is Toronto Turning Into the Town From The Simpsons?

Jordon Froese | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Jordon Froese

Most importantly, unlike Springfield Toronto has a city council and councillors. Unlike Mayor Quimby, Mayor Ford is not a power unto himself (as much as he thinks that). Oh, I almost forgot. Unlike Springfield, which is a fictional town in a cartoon, Toronto exists in the real world -- as real as the world gets, anyway.

Media Bites: We're All Living in Rob Ford's Canada

J.J. McCullough | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Ford's is the Canada where teenagers deal hash out of their parents' garages and play with shotguns in the basement. Where St. Patrick's Day is the biggest night of the year. Ford's going nowhere so long as his Canada has his back.

Rob Ford and Disgraced Senators: Building Trust in a Cynical World

Deborah Nixon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Deborah Nixon

Trust is a core value and one which requires reciprocity and leadership. As such, it's critical that to gain trust, you must first give trust. If a Board wants to build a high-trust organization, then Board members must first ensure that they interact in a trusting, and trustworthy way with one another.

Deputy Mayor Hopes Ford Makes 'Right Decision'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Toronto's deputy mayor reportedly met with Rob Ford on Saturday to relay concerns stemming from the latest accusations related to an alleged...

SWAG Toronto Councillors Oppose Proposed Scarborough Subway

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada
Mitch Wolfe

I respect the City Councillors Josh Matlow of St. Paul's ward and Gord Perks of Parkdale-High Park ward. It is just too bad they do not respect the wishes of the long-suffering residents of Scarborough who want and deserve a piece of the same subway/ transit benefits and opportunities that Matlow and Perks' own downtown Toronto constituents enjoy.

18 Facts About Crack And Cocaine

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Living

UPDATE: On November 5, 2013, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted to smoking crack cocaine about a year ago. Toronto’s ‘Crackgate’ scandal has dra...

How Easy Would It Be To Fake A Rob Ford Video?

CBC | Posted 07.22.2013 | Canada

According to the Toronto Star and the gossip website Gawker.com, there is a cellphone video for sale that purportedly shows Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smo...

Toronto Councillors To Ford: Talk About Crack

CBC | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford went back to work after a holiday weekend, but he wasn't talking about an alleged video that two published reports say shows hi...

Rob Ford Coached 20-Year-Old Man Shot Dead In Toronto

CBC | Posted 06.28.2013 | Canada Politics

As Toronto police work to find the suspect in a fatal shooting that took a young man’s life, Mayor Rob Ford says he is reeling from the news that on...

Toronto Mayor Happy About TTC Newsstand Review

CBC | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is pleased the TTC will have a third party review a proposal from a private company to operate the newsstands and a handful of ...

Ford's Tea Party-Like Solutions to Toronto Violence

Samuel Getachew | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

Earlier today, an identified man was discovered in a school playground and pronounced dead from gunshot wounds. The latest killing was Toronto's 30th homicide of the year. In a desperate city that is looking for answers, its mayor, Rob Ford, and member of the mayor's executive committee, Councillor Michael Thompson, offer unusual Tea Party-like simple solutions to a complex made in Canada problem.

Toronto Mayor To Protesters: Thanks For Coming Out, Time To Go

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - After weeks of protests in several Canadian cities, Occupy groups are being asked to leave some of the parks and public areas where they hav...

Ford And McGuinty To Meet

CBC | CBC | Posted 10.16.2011 | Canada

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will meet with Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty on Wednesday morning but the topics the two will discuss aren't bei...