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The Reaction to Rob Ford's Cancer Proves We Don't Take Addiction Seriously

It's almost as if that nasty business of the media running roughshod -- downright bullying -- a man suffering from a mental illness never happened. Journalists never hounded him at the rehabilitation facility. Or coerced other patients into revealing intimate details of his treatment. Or wrote features about the clinic founder's own history with the law. Now that he's dealing with a physical disease, on the other hand, it's real. Let's give the man some privacy, our noble journalism vanguards suddenly declare.
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Doug Ford Launches His Campaign

TORONTO - Rob Ford's brother plans to launch his election campaign this weekend for Toronto's top job, which he put off Friday so he could spend some time with his ailing sibling as he undergoes treat...
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We Must Stop the Epidemic of Conservatism in Canada

The values we used to be most proud of as Canadians are slipping away. We used to differentiate ourselves from the States because of our kindness. Our compassion. Our politeness. Our open-mindedness. Socialized medicine. These are progressive values. These are Canadian values. Or so I thought. Our heros have been fighters for the underdog. Tommy Douglas. David Suzuki. Jack Layton. Nellie McClung. Terry Fox. Yet somehow, most Canadians seem to be saying that progressive values don't speak to them anymore.
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'Unbearable' Pain

TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was devastated to learn he has a rare and aggressive type of cancer, but is determined to fight it, his brother said Wednesday as doctors remained optimistic about the...
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'Rough Shape'

A newspaper columnist who spoke by phone with Rob Ford on Monday said the Toronto mayor is in "rough shape" and has undergone a second biopsy — this time on his lungs. In a story published...
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Ranked Ballots Would Make Voting for the Lesser Evil Much Easier

Now more than ever we need to acknowledge that an election choice is more subtle than any winner-take-all contest can ever capture. Voters are forced to choose the lesser of all evils and vote strategically about who they want as well as keep in mind who they are afraid might win. Why not let the voters rank the evils directly and stop worrying? It would be more honest. Government and democracy are about more than just finding efficiencies, lowering taxes or even getting people moving. Informed and responsible citizens of a democracy need to work to make the system better.
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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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Ford Transferred To New Hospital

TORONTO - The status of Rob Ford's health — and his political future — remained in limbo Thursday as doctors said it would be another week before they know the biopsy results of a "fair sized" tumour...
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The Future Of Toronto's Mayoral Race

UPDATE: Humber River Hospital confirmed Thursday that Rob Ford has been transferred to Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital "for follow-up investigation and subsequent treatment." Toronto Mayor Rob Ford wa...