I'm troubled that the police knew about the video showing Mayor Ford smoking crack cocaine before Gawker and The Toronto Star revealed its existence. I'm troubled that the Chief of Police won't answer direct questions. I'm troubled that the wider implication is that Ford is involved with a gun-running gang, with people who smuggle guns up from the US, through Windsor, and into Toronto in order to shoot and kill people. I'm troubled about what this means for future business in our city.
The public needs to be engaged in order to resolve the humungous problems facing the city, such as crappy public transit, insane traffic congestion, aging and inadequate infrastructure, and so on. Just as an alcoholic derails a family so that no member can function adequately even at work, so has Mayor Ford derailed us.F
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford briefly faced the media Friday to deny allegations made by The Toronto Star and U.S. website Gawker that the mayor had been caught on tape smoking from a glass "crack" pipe. "Th...
Near midnight last night, the Toronto Star detailed the video of Mayor Ford allegedly smoking crack cocaine. But while they're the ones questioning Ford's fitness to lead, they're also the ones who are primarily responsible for this mess -- them and our arcane electoral system. The first past the post system made it harder for the non-top-two candidates, including Sarah Thomson, to stay in the race. If we'd had a ranked ballot method of voting, they may have stayed in. I was livid at Thomson quitting, leaving us with two crappy choices. It's no wonder so many of us either didn't vote or seriously considered not voting.
Toronto's mayor Rob Ford is a polarizing figure in the city's politics. Since his election in 2010, the conservative, deficit-reducing and brash but folksy politician has made the headlines. For good...
A potentially damaging video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been shopped around to a number of media outlets, including the website Gawker and The Toronto Star, both of which published details about th...