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Does Toronto Need A Night Mayor?

A vote by Toronto's Economic Development Committee has sent Toronto staff off to study the potential addition of a night mayor into the city's cadre of public officials. This is just the latest in a series of decisions as Toronto endeavours to refine its image as a Music City and its interactions with actors in Toronto's internationally-recognized music scene.
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The Homeless Will Keep Dying Until Affordable Housing Is a Priority

The four homeless men who lost their lives in Toronto over the past two weeks have brought much needed public attention to the city's affordable housing crisis. While the swift response of Mayor Tory and City Council are welcome indications of progress to come, it is crucial that we do not fail to see the forest for the trees. Emergency shelter systems in Toronto and across Ontario must receive more funding and supports, but permanent solutions to housing insecurity require an increased supply of affordable homes and secure supportive housing spaces.
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Ford: Tory Has Done 'Ridiculous' Things

Mayor John Tory has barely been mayor for more than month, but already former mayor Rob Ford says he would run the city differently. Ford appeared at a police graduation ceremony on Thursday and spok...
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Rob Ford Threw a Political Hail Mary that Doug Can't Catch

With only six weeks to go until Toronto elects its next municipal government, Doug Ford, the obnoxious, ignorant, careless, and deeply polarizing former Councillor with his own conflicts of interest and drug dealing past, is now stepping in to try to rescue his brother's administration. Good luck with that. Regardless of the end result of Rob Ford's medical situation, whether it's manageable or not (and again let's hope it is a solvable problem), it's the end of a turbulent era in Toronto politics.
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Bomb Threat Calls For Ford's Resignation

TORONTO - Police were dispatched to Toronto city hall Monday after Mayor Rob Ford said a threat was made to bomb the building unless he resigned, but no evacuation was ordered. Toronto police spokesma...
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Move Over Rob Ford: How I'd Restore Civility in City Hall

As mayor, I will move to adopt ranked ballots, a model that would help to unite our divided city by rewarding candidates with a broad appeal within the electorate. Too much of our current political discourse is spent on negativity, or pitting councillors against one another. Ranked ballots would help eliminate this rancor, fostering a more positive political environment. Ever wonder why political parties choose leaders this way? It's because ranked ballots help maintain a certain level of civility that has been AWOL from Toronto politics for quite some time.
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Ford's Opponents Need to Change the Channel

As Ford continues to bumble forward, few people in Toronto actually want it to stop -- gleefully salivating over the impending destruction of Canada's most famous man. That's the real embarrassment; Ford opponents can't stop watching and gloating even though it might be the only way to avoid "Ford more years."
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Rob Ford: It's Not About Crack, It's About Crime

Throughout the drawn-out Rob Ford crack-smoking saga, one thing has been made abundantly clear: Rob Ford has very poor judgment. As a Mayor, as a person, and as a representative for the City of Toronto, Rob Ford has continually proven that his judgment is lacking. This, above all else, is the reason that he should resign immediately. As I wrote in previous articles about this subject, it's not his now-confirmed crack use that's even the problem. However, exercising terrible judgment in the consumption of crack brings a world of other problems with it, not the least of which is criminal association.
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Man Stabbed At Toronto City Hall

Toronto police have taken a 22-year-old man into custody in connection with a stabbing at City Hall. Police say a man in his 40s was stabbed twice, possibly with a pair of scissors — once in the neck...

Province Of Toronto?

TORONTO - A Toronto city councillor thinks it's time to revisit the idea of making the city a province.Giorgio Mammoliti feels the city is getting shafted by the federal and provincial governments.Mam...
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Bittersweet Return For Layton's Casket

TORONTO - After two days lying in state in the crucible of Canadian democracy, Jack Layton is back in the adoptive city that gave life to his long, ascendant political career.A police guard carried hi...