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Ford Hints At Mayoral Run In 2018

TORONTO - A weakened but still defiant Rob Ford conceded little Monday even though his Hail Mary attempt to pass the Toronto mayoral torch to his older brother, Doug Ford, was easily shut down by busi...
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TORONTO VOTES

TORONTO - Millions of people were casting ballots in civic elections across Ontario on Monday but most eyes were on the mayoral vote in the country's largest city thanks to its outgoing incumbent, Rob...
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The Ford Family's Customer Service Mantra Is A Waste Of Time and Money

In a world where government bureaucrats continually treat residents as "taxable widgets" instead of citizens and where process overrules logic and common sense, the Ford family's apparent commitment to servicing every constituent complaint is not only refreshing but exactly what some constituents are looking for. The question though is whether or not it is the right approach to a growing and vibrant city.
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'He Evokes A Sympathy That Is Unique'

TORONTO - When Toronto voters head to the polls next week, they will be choosing a successor to the county's most infamous mayor — a man known to the world for his outrageous behaviour, his profanitie...
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Why I'll Be Voting for John Tory

Isn't John Tory exactly the kind of mayor we all want after the disaster Ford years? He is a real consensus builder that will actually make an exceptional 65th mayor of Toronto. He is a candidate that is rare and worth supporting. I hope many will.
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Hospital Admits Ford Privacy Breach

TORONTO - The Toronto hospital treating Rob Ford for cancer says two of its staffers "inappropriately" viewed the mayor's health record.A Mount Sinai Hospital spokeswoman said in a short statement Thu...
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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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Politicians Should Leave Transit Planning to the Experts

Unlike the past, when professionals led transport planning in Toronto, transport planning today has become the exclusive purview of poorly informed politicians. To have any chance of addressing gridlock, transit planning has to start with professionals who actually understand real needs and alternative solutions before political choices are made.
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What I Learned From 24 Hours of Posing as Doug Ford on Ello

It all started simply enough. I registered "Doug Ford" on Ello in jest. And then decided to start adding some friends. At which point, the fun began. I left the office with hundreds of email notifications from Ello, dozens of tweets and even an article in the Toronto Standard! Which is when things turned dark. Very dark. My 24 hours of being Doug Ford taught me 7 key things.
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Ford Nation Has Good Reason To Celebrate After Wednesday's Debate

I was not prepared for what actually happened last night. Olivia Chow started off with vigour but then seemed to fade, John Tory was aggressive, and both attacked Doug Ford as if he were the frontrunner. There were no kid gloves for the debate newcomer. I think many observers may see this as the beginning of the end for John Tory, the much anticipated point where he begins to lose as he has done so often before.
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First Rule of Running For Mayor of Toronto

You can still vote for me on October 27, but striking your ballot will have the same result. Instead of putting up my dukes, I'm admitting the humbling failure that was this brief foray, and settling into a future more suited to someone of my limited skills and boundless grumbling.
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What to Watch For in Doug Ford's First Mayoral Debate

Tomorrow is the first appearance at a debate of mayoral candidate Doug Ford, not to be confused with councillor Doug Ford, or Rob Ford's campaign manager Doug Ford. This is a whole new ballgame. After just a day as the candidate, Ford propelled the fortunes of Ford Nation from a distant third to within striking distance of the leader. Polls showed him at levels no Ford has been at in over a year outside of Etobicoke. For the few people still following this race, here are my thoughts on the five things to watch for in this first Doug Ford debate.
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It Begins

TORONTO - Rob Ford's brother Doug officially launched his campaign for Toronto mayor Saturday in the shadow of his ailing sibling, who he said was "coaching me all the way" despite his hospitalization...