Most importantly, unlike Springfield Toronto has a city council and councillors. Unlike Mayor Quimby, Mayor Ford is not a power unto himself (as much as he thinks that). Oh, I almost forgot. Unlike Springfield, which is a fictional town in a cartoon, Toronto exists in the real world -- as real as the world gets, anyway.
Jordon Froese is an observer and interpreter of random occurrences as he travels through life. It is the curse of an arts education that focused on philosophy. He otherwise occupies his time answering the phone and manipulating various Microsoft Office programs in exchange for a paycheque. He does all of this from Toronto.
Like many, I think King Harpernicus could have handled this whole expense mess in the Uppity Chamber better. There's been rhetorical flourishes, sure, and there's been drama as only cable news can pla...
11/03/2013 09:11 EST
Since Canada's Economic Action Plan doesn't seem to include me at this juncture, I recently tried my hand at becoming an author. I tried to shamelessly rip off J.K. Rowling (who I think shamelessly ri...
10/18/2013 03:43 EDT
If Pauline Marois' government decides it wants to lead Quebec out of Canada, to my mind she's simply following the logical path that has been laid down (intentionally or not) by our Federal leaders over the past 145 years. If it turns out Quebec wants a divorce we should grant it and move on. It seems evident there wasn't much of a family to begin with, and we don't seem to want to start building one now.
09/27/2012 05:03 EDT
From my vantage point in Toronto, the contrast between the current state of local politics and federal politics is an interesting study. King Harpernicus and Burgher Meister Ford are basically cut from the same cloth, but the results of the tailoring are very different.
07/22/2012 03:11 EDT
I'll admit from the outset that the real reason I initially went to the Occupied Economies forum on Nov. 18 was that it was held at the Design Exchange in the old Toronto Stock Exchange building. In m...
11/30/2011 10:35 EST
September is just around the corner, and while Rob's main job will be to try to deliver Toronto to the Conservative party, maybe we can still take it back.
08/18/2011 10:59 EDT
The only banner I have seen from the Dyke March is one that said "Free Palestine". Do we really want to spend legal fees chasing this one? I suggest we'll spend at least $300,000 trying to prove that there was hate speech at this event.
07/07/2011 02:31 EDT
While you're here, can you guys chat up our King Harpernicus regarding environmental issues? Between the tar sands, our positions at international forums, and cuts at Environment Canada, I don't think he's too familiar with the idea.
06/30/2011 11:11 EDT
My city is facing a budget crisis, eh? What Rob and Doug are sayin' is that we're short about $775 million. I'm surprised that the Hosers of Hogtown haven't cottoned on to the marketing geniuses at NASCAR for inspiration.
06/25/2011 09:34 EDT
Being Canadian, my country is An Inconvenient Proof; with King Harpernicus now at the center of our little corner of the universe if we can dig it, cut it, drain it and ship it, we will.
06/18/2011 11:03 EDT
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