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Rex Murphy: As Olivia Chow flounders, Rob Ford’s fans show us that the common man still matters

It’s a pleasant thing to wake up in Toronto and read, in one of the city’s lesser organs, that (once again) “Toronto’s Mayor Ford has been cleared by the city’s integrity commissioner.” I don’t think it’s necessary to state precisely what he was cleared of — suffice it to know that it involved the Mayor, football, children, and a mass of goose feces (geese squat more frequently than they squawk) — a combination best left unscrutinized in this space. 945 more words

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The Rob Ford moments that changed everything

It will take Toronto some time to work through exactly what happened this singular term of city council, four years of blunt force political trauma, and the legacy for a dazed city moving forward. 1,082 more words


Former Olivia Chow advisor Warren Kinsella threatens to sue John Tory strategist

The former war room chief for the Olivia Chow mayoralty campaign is threatening to sue a John Tory strategist — via Twitter.

On Friday afternoon, the Toronto law firm Shillers LLP tweeted at Tory campaign strategist and former Rob Ford strategist Nick Kouvalis on behalf of Warren Kinsella for comments he made on Twitter. 314 more words


John Tory strategist hit with libel notice from Chow volunteer over Tweets

Used to be, political strategists stayed behind the scenes and kept their candidates in the spotlight.

But the biggest news in Toronto’s mayoral campaign going into the Labour Day weekend was a Twitter spat turned libel suit between two rival candidates’ strategists. 317 more words


Rob Ford cleared by integrity commissioner over assistants coaching football

Mayor Rob Ford did not violate the city’s code of conduct when he had his junior aides help him coach the Don Bosco high school football team during business hours, the city’s integrity commissioner has ruled. 525 more words


City of Toronto anti-litter ads trashed due to trademark concerns

TORONTO – A clever anti-littering campaign launched by the City of Toronto using brand-name packaging has been pulled due to trademark infringement concerns.

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Council approves motion for fairer fares on Union-Pearson Express

TORONTO – Toronto city council voted Thursday night to request Metrolinx to keep fares for the Union-Pearson express line affordable.

A motion asks the provincial transit agency to keep the ticket price comparable with GO Transit fares. 57 more words