Rob Ford ‘was an enthusiastic supporter of the city’

TORONTO, ON - JULY 15: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks with reporters after meeting with transportation minister Glen Murray at City Hall on July 15, 2013. (Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
By Admin 23.03.2016

Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has lost his battle with cancer. He was 46. The controversial public servant passed away Tuesday morning at Mount Sinai Hospital in the presence of family members after being diagnosed with a rare and aggressive …

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Picture it: U.S. President Kanye West

By Pat Watson 02.09.2015

Any politician hoping to collect enough votes to be elected must focus on telling people how they can get more money into their pockets. Voters don’t want platitudes and they don’t want perspectives on political philosophies.

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Harper’s Conservatives poor fiscal managers

By Pat Watson 08.07.2015

Here’s what you don’t want when you’ve been running the government of this country for a decade. You don’t want this kind of news getting out when you’re heading into federal elections in the fall with the aim of securing yet another mandate. No, you don’t want to hear the Bank of America Merrill Lynch using the R-word in reference to the Canadian economy. You don’t want, when on the summer hustings trying to build a head of steam going into October, to have to answer questions about the bottom falling out of oil prices, and about how Canadian mining and fossil fuel industries stand in stark contrast to concerns about climate change.

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What is that sound of peace and calm?

By Pat Watson 01.04.2015

By PAT WATSON Protest demonstrations notwithstanding, it’s been strangely quiet in Toronto lately. That disorienting, edgy feeling we had grown uncomfortably accustomed to is no longer pervading our atmosphere.   The peace we had been craving is now with us. …

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Tory’s first blunder – his move on the police board

By Arnold Auguste 10.12.2014

By ARNOLD A. AUGUSTE, Publisher/Senior Editor It was terribly worrisome to many of us in the Black community, especially those of us who supported John Tory for mayor, that one of his first major decisions following his election win was …

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The mayoral campaign: a discomfiting reality

By Patrick Hunter 08.10.2014

By PATRICK HUNTER One of the underlying mysteries of this mayoral campaign is that prior to his withdrawal from the race, Rob Ford was one of the leading contenders. Apart from his drug-related behaviour and his behaviour at council, over …

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TTC promises a better way during rush hour…sure

By Pat Watson 08.10.2014

By PAT WATSON No one who understands human nature in our hustle-bustle urban centre expects the men and women who make up the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) workforce to be pristine paragons of care and compassion, but for every bus …

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Ward 2 candidates face tough battle against Rob Ford

By Admin 17.09.2014

By TOM GODFREY It’s a David and Goliath battle for the 13 candidates competing against Mayor Rob Ford, who has dropped out from the mayoral race to run for Ward 2, his old stomping grounds.   The candidates, as hard …

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The Ford roulette – aren’t we tired of this yet?

By Patrick Hunter 17.09.2014

By PATRICK HUNTER So, at the last moment, the Fords did another number. At this stage of the game, with all that have transpired with this family, we should not be surprised at this maneuver. In case you missed it, …

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