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Ford Era Ends In Toronto

TORONTO - The tumultuous era of scandal-plagued Rob Ford came to an end Monday as his successor officially took over as mayor of Toronto.The first major business of the day for John Tory was a meeting...
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Weary-Looking Ford Casts Ballot

TORONTO - A weary-looking Rob Ford cast his ballot in advance polling for the municipal election Tuesday, saying he is confident his brother will be Toronto's new mayor.Ford, 45, pulled out of the may...
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Rob Ford Just Landed His Dream Job

In rapid succession, several tweeters made the same joke -- did Rob Ford just trick Toronto City Council into giving him his dream job? He'll now have a lot fewer boring meetings to attend and lot fewer contentious decisions to make, and can instead devote his full-time attention to the one part of his job that always interested him most to begin with -- the symbolic.
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Rob Ford Is the Greatest Defence for Elite Politicians

The mayor appears to believe that he is like everyone else, and that he should be held only to the base standard of universal debauchery. It is self-contempt to co-operate with him in this effort. Those who remain of his nation inhabit the gutter of politics. Elitism is a defensible and even laudable principle, and we could use more of it. In the doctrine of some Christian sects, the elect are the chosen ones. In a democratic society, they are the elected. And in a meritocracy, the elite are, in theory at least, the best. Contempt for such people has produced the seductive mythology of an ordinary person's mayor.
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Ford Stripped Of More Powers

TORONTO - An extraordinary debate marred by chaotic scenes saw city council strip Rob Ford of more of his mayoral powers Monday, an act he compared to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and a declaration of...
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'I Really Effed Up'

TORONTO — An increasingly isolated Rob Ford admitted for the first time on Wednesday to buying illegal drugs while in office as council voted overwhelmingly to have the mayor take a leave of absence....
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Another Big Victory For Ford

TORONTO - Toronto should count on the federal and Ontario governments to help fund a multi-billion-dollar subway extension in the city's east end, Mayor Rob Ford said Wednesday.Ford, who has long push...
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Toronto Poised To Ditch Plastic Bag Fee

TORONTO - Toronto's executive committee has voted in favour of eliminating the city's five-cent plastic bag fee.Mayor Rob Ford wants to get rid of the fee effective July 1, saying taxpayers are tellin...