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Investigation of Rob Ford’s alleged lobbying not ‘unreasonable': Kelly

TORONTO – Asking the integrity commissioner to rule before October’s election on whether Mayor Rob Ford’s alleged lobbying for his family’s business partners contravened the code of conduct is not an “unreasonable request,” deputy mayor Norm Kelly said Monday. 290 more words


Jonathan Kay: Could a Mayor John Tory build SmartTrack and save Toronto?

A few weeks ago, during lunch with a long-shot Toronto mayoral hopeful (who shall remain unnamed), I asked why the candidate’s poll numbers were so low. 1,019 more words

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Man charged for online post offering beer if food thrown at Rob Ford

TORONTO – A Toronto man has been charged after police say an online post urged people to throw food at Mayor Rob Ford during a party in a city park. 170 more words


Rob Ford denounces plan to close portion of Bloor St. and Yonge St.

TORONTO – Mayor Rob Ford slammed a plan to close parts of Yonge Street and Bloor Street for two Sundays in August in order to make it a pedestrian-friendly zone. 292 more words


Toronto councillors to be shielded from complaints until after election

Over the era of Mayor Rob Ford, Toronto integrity commissioner Janet Leiper has been busy looking into complaints of misconduct by elected officials. She’s about to get a break. 550 more words


Rob Ford not going to censor himself at Ford Fest

TORONTO – Rob Ford’s not about to censor himself while under the watchful eye of city staff at his annual Ford Fest on Friday.

City staff, who are being paid overtime to patrol the event for bylaw infractions, are supposed to be watching whether or not there’s any active campaigning being done by Ford’s team – no “Ford for mayor” or signs with “elect” or “re-elect” on them. 146 more words


Toronto councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon shrugs off online attack involving Hitler, Rob Ford and Putin

Coun. Mary-Margaret McMahon has opted not to fight back against the hateful thing that one of her opponents in the upcoming city council election created. 252 more words