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Ford: Going To Rehab Was My Choice

TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says the decision to enter rehab this year was his and his alone.Ford raised the subject during a speech to a business conference in Toronto on Saturday.He told the Na...
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Toronto, Don't Choose a Rob Ford Redux

The trouble is that recent years have invigorated the mayor's brand of hyperbole politics. It pays out in spades for those willing to join the bandwagon and echo the "us versus them" chorus. Its cronies transcend party lines; its victims and resisters fade quickly from memory ("not a leader", anyone?). It is the Ford Nation creed. A new, normalized nastiness has imbued the body politic, harshly demarking who is "one of us" and who is to be cast aside. Its candidates bob in the fickle surf of prejudice or fashionable platitudes, instead of wading into their own vision or fair-minded convictions.
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Ford Unveils $9-Billion Subway Plan

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford unveiled his transit plan Wednesday, calling for 32 kilometres of new subway lines to be built at a cost of $9 billion for the first phase. Highlights of his plan include: - Sub...
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'Well, That Was A Quiet 4 Years'

TORONTO - "Well, that was a quiet four years."And, with that tongue-in-cheek comment from Coun. Josh Colle, Toronto city council wrapped up its final tumultuous session Thursday ahead of the Oct. 27 e...
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Have You Tried the Rob Ford Guide to Crisis Communications Yet?

It's been more than a year since Ford was revealed to be a crack smoker but he has maintained his meaty grip on power, and is currently dominating the media coverage of Toronto's upcoming municipal election. To pull this off, Ford has redefined the art of crisis communications, demonstrating that you can survive scandal by simply avoiding the truth or drowning it out. Ford is not, of course, the first to use silence, denial and obfuscation to advance his own interests.
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RoFo: I've Had 'Standoffs' With Raccoons

TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is making it clear he's no fan of the city's increasingly aggressive raccoons.Ford — who has come to be known for his colourful statements on camera — says Canada's la...
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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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Canada's Car Culture Isn't as Bad as the Danish Tourists Think

This week, two European tourists complained about the Canadian car culture after a brief stint in the 10 million square kilometer nation of over 35-million people. The British and Danish complainers now reside in Aarhus, Denmark. While I support criticizing a country, it is also good to have the facts in order. To that end, here are some stats Chabowski should have taken into account before making rush judgments on Canadian society.