Norm Kelly


Toronto Area Mayors: Little Help Please?

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - The federal and provincial governments should each foot a third of the bill for cleaning up after last month's devastating ice storm, municipal officials said Friday."There's a gre...

Rob Ford Has Kathleen Wynne Right Where He Wants Her

Relieved of most of his civic responsibilities, Rob Ford is occupying his time by campaigning for re-election and torturing the premier. He's got her over a barrel, and he knows it. Premier Wynne, on the other hand, has nothing to gain in this dispute. She'd love to dodge it, but Ford won't let her. She can't be seen to reinforce Ford's misbehaviour by ignoring it and meeting with him. But, she can't stand up and publicly disenfranchise a democratically elected civic leader, especially one whose electoral mandate dwarfs hers 15 times over.

What Will Deputy Mayor Accomplish?

A few months ago, Norm Kelly was a city councillor representing Scarborough—Agincourt. Today he has many of the legislative powers of mayor, formally acting as deputy mayor. Will he restore faith in...

Ford's Not Happy

TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may be feeling a chill coming from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's office.She appears to be freezing out the troubled mayor amid a scandal over his admission that he...

Apology Was 'Enough,' Says Deputy Mayor

TORONTO - Canada's largest city remained divided over its embattled mayor Monday after a public apology from Rob Ford failed to quell the controversy over an alleged crack video.While some saw his wor...

Rob Ford To Meet With Deputy Mayor

TORONTO - Toronto’s deputy mayor says he will meet Saturday with Rob Ford to discuss concerns about the latest allegations swirling around the mayor.Norm Kelly says he will relay concerns being expres...

My Dog And I Pooh-Pooh Your Bag Ban

I found plastic bags enormously useful to have around -- not only for garbage at home, but also when walking the dog. How can plastic bags be banned? Who do those councilors think they are? Who'll police the ban? Surely not our cops. The plastic bag fiasco stands as another example of those in charge trying to improve on an issue, and going too far into an area they know little about, having done no research.

Calgary And Toronto Showdowns Looming

Occupy Toronto protesters have won an injunction against a city eviction notice that could have forced them to evict them from a downtown park — the legal battle coming to a head as authorities across...