Squeezed in the jaws of rising income inequality, many suburbanites were receptive to Rob Ford's simple and coherent message: cut waste in government, hold the line on taxes, and end the "war on the car." For them, Ford was the right man at the right time.
Zack Taylor is Assistant Professor of City Studies at University of Toronto. He is also a Doctoral candidate specializing in urban politics at the Dept. of Political Science, University of Toronto (expected completion, mid-2014). He has professional accreditation as a town planner.
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