That a candidate who has long been considering this particular job should have had so little to say was shocking to me
TORONTO – It is to weep. What if the darling of Toronto progressives, one of the presumed front-runners in the city’s mayoralty campaign and the person atop much of the pre-election polling, held a kickoff and had nothing to say? […]
Toronto’s left wing rejoiced Thursday as former NDP MP Olivia Chow officially launched her run for mayor of the city. Chow, who resigned her seat in the House of Commons on Wednesday and had a volunteer file her nomination papers […]
By Patrick Smith For The Ottawa Citizen Trinity-Spadina NDP MP Olivia Chow, now a mayoral candidate in Toronto, has surrounded herself with a veteran team that has worked across the political spectrum, from NDP to Liberal to Conservative. For example: […]
… this political junkie has to find another one to follow and enjoy. And Toronto, the land of the crack-smoking, loud, obnoxious, and the tacky champion of all Torontonians with a sub 75 IQ, is the place to watch. Especially now that Olivia Chow is resigning her seat in the House to run against that […]
OTTAWA — Olivia Chow has officially resigned her seat as member of Parliament, effective immediately, as she prepares to launch her campaign to be the next mayor of Toronto. “My last day as a MP. Proud of my record & […]
The federal New Democrat is expected to launch her campaign Thursday in Toronto
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Olivia Chow, the NDP MP for the downtown Toronto riding of Trinity-Spadina since 2006 — and a city councillor for 15 years before that — is widely expected to announce her run for the Toronto mayoralty on Thursday. The campaign […]
Rob Ford has reportedly recruited the comedian who handed the mayor’s ass to him on late-night television to appear on his YouTube show. According to the National Post, Jimmy Kimmel will appear via Skype in “a week or so.” Campaign manager, […]
Rob Ford’s campaign manager now drawing political inspiration from movies about 13th-century Scottish warriors.
“When the snow melts—have you ever seen Braveheart when the guys are coming over the hill? That’s going to be Ford Nation coming at these guys. That’s strength is the ground game.” —Doug Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North), Rob Ford’s campaign manager, painting a vivid word picture (which inevitably became a vivid actual picture on […]
While a lot of celebrities seem to be on permanent vacation, what they do is hard work. And when they take time off, they do it in style. Here’s what we’re guessing these stars will be doing with their spring break: Kimye It must be hard to keep this couple entertained. There isn’t much Kimye […]
Tyee advice-man Steve wades into the awkward realm of mayoral envy.
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come to think of it, he would be able to hold on to his present job with ease while officiating even more successfully in the additional mandate. Just thinking about how the Toronto lefties would completely lose it and go gaga-booga-goo-goo if that happens, makes me happy.
Nice vid at link. I am suffering from a bad case of laziness today and haven’t bothered to embed it in the post.
Mike Strobel writing at TorontoSun:
Toronto riding high on Rob Ford’s exploits Mayor a walking tourism slogan.
Everybody is wringing their hands because Rob Ford is “bad for Toronto.”
To hear the talking heads on air and at City Hall, you’d think we still have SARS, like our mayor is scaring tourists away.
Bollocks! Tourism is booming. We’re breaking records, according to new Tourism Toronto numbers.
In 2013, last week’s release gushes, we had more overseas visitors and sold more hotel rooms than ever. Most notably, we welcomed 2.18 million Americans, a 9.7% jump over 2010, the year you-know-who was elected.
Surely the draw is not just all those fancy new tropical fish on Bremner Blvd. And it can’t be the CN Tower, now sixth on the “world’s tallest” list and falling fast. The Eaton Centre is nice but it’s, well, it’s a mall.
No, I think the (not so) secret to our success is our mayor. If only we can see it, exploit its full potential.
Jimmy Kimmel’s video tribute to Toronto late Tuesday, following his chat with Ford the night before, was pure gold — and just the tip of a motherlode……….
Christie Blatchford: The venture did no good for Toronto. Nor did it do any harm. In fact, it had little to do with the city
An Indiana woman who was suffering from severe stomach pain headed to the hospital. Instead of needing gallbladder surgery, she came home with a healthy baby boy!!!!! (This woman is a retard on so many levels it makes my head swim!) —————————————— After being badgered one too many times about settling down and getting married, […]
Well he went down to Los Angeles where he was given the celebrity treatment by Jimmy Kimmel.It all went to his head like a hit from a crack pipe.Until he left Tinseltown tonight, feeling like a sucker. Read more »
Rob Ford is gone Hollywood and is also going to the Oscars, he is quite the actor and his performance deserves an Oscar. He has been a train-wreck as a mayor but very entertaining. Ford does love the attention – even if it is for drug use and crass behaviour. He must have enjoyed the limo ride he got from late night host Jimmy Kimmel. It will be worth watching him on Jimmy Kimmel’s show tonight.
It looks he is more well-known in U.S than Canada.
By Colin Perkel and Allison Jones TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his city councillor brother went on an offensive Thursday against the city’s police chief, accusing him of a politically motivated campaign against the mayor. In separate news […]
The man who has attracted international attention for getting caught on video smoking crack cocaine, admitting to buying illegal drugs while in office, being watched by police as he hangs out with an accused drug dealer and well, everything else, […]
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford appeared on The Today Show with U.S. host Matt Lauer on Tuesday morning and said precisely nothing. He dodged questions about drugs, promised he’s going to win the election and said he’s running the city just […]
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford brought his nightclub campaign tour to The Rivoli in Toronto on Saturday night, where he dropped some beats at a fundraising event for an event to sent a team of DJs to Austin, Tex., to compete […]
It is very funny.
Former Progressive Conservative Whip Steve Young gets ready to give it to his premier and party leader at yesterday’s caucus meeting in Edmonton. Actual unrepentant Tory MLAs may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: The actual Mr. Young, apparently yelling something; his friend Wildrose MLA Ian Donovan; Premier Alison Redford’s executive assistant, Brad Stables.
After yesterday, it looks as if Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s government can now adopt a new motto: “Forever Young.” Or maybe that should actually be, “Young Forever…”
Regardless, it appears that if he wishes, Edmonton-Riverview MLA Steve Young can be part of her caucus (Read more…)
Doug Ford’s provincial political aspirations have been put on hold, at least in part due to managing his brother Rob’s whirlwind mayoral campaign duties. “I obviously have political aspirations provincially but the timing right now [doesn't work]” Ford told reporters […]
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he isn’t homophobic and that his campaign to have a rainbow flag taken down from outside city hall didn’t have anything to do with his feelings about Toronto’s Pride parade. Meantime, his brother, Coun. Doug Ford, says they are being bullied by gay rights activists FOLKS, WHETHER ROB FORD IS […]
After reading this, I wonder just who from Harper’s inner circle is advising their campaign? In another pointed jab at the gay community, Doug Ford accused the mother of a gay son of “bullying” for accusing Rob Ford of homophobia.Rob Ford has begun his mayoral campaign by saying that hedeliberately avoids the Pride festival and vocally opposing the city’s decision to fly a rainbow flag during the Olympics in solidarity with the gay community in Russia. Doug Ford, his brother’s campaign manager, has complained that Pride involves “buck naked men.”On the second episode of (Read more…) . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Rob Ford’s re-Election Strategy
TORONTO – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said in a YouTube video released Tuesday that…
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his city councillor and campaign manager Doug Ford used one of six segments in the second week of their Ford Nation show on YouTube to talk about the recent incident in which the mayor insisted […]
Folks, a lot of people might read this headline and think the article is in defence of Gay Rights. But it’s NOT! It’s not about right, or wrong, or gay or sad, or any other queer reason at all. It’s about being STUPID! And it also makes this woman our “Asshole of the day!” An […]
OTTAWA — Conservative party faithful continued to downplay speculation Sunday that federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Prime Minister Stephen Harper are at odds over the party’s policy on income splitting. Harper’s lead spokesman, Jason MacDonald, was adamant there is […]
Maybe we’re biased, but Canadian athletes, coaches and family members in Sochi for the winter games have been pretty gosh darn nice. Between moments of heartwarming sibling bonding, Canadians helping out other nation’s athletes in need and the sportsmanship exhibited […]
Every Wednesday morning, when Conservative MPs file into the Reading Room on Parliament Hill for their caucus meeting, they put their government-issued BlackBerrys in a cubbyhole placed at the entrance for that purpose. This is to keep them from leaking […]
Robyn Doolittle was the guest on Alberta At Noon on CBC today, and the discussion naturally revolved around Rob Ford.
Recently, Rob Ford has turned up in Vancouver – intoxicated apparently – and in nightclubs in Toronto. When he has been accused of being intoxicated, he has tried to dodge behind the veil of “well, it’s my personal time, I can do what I like” argument.
I can appreciate that Mr. Ford has a desire for “personal time”, and to be free to do as he wishes in that time. However, when you are a public figure, the reality is (Read more…)
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s late-night visit to a Coquitlam pub earlier this month has sparked an investigation into whether the establishment broke liquor laws by serving patrons past its 2 a.m. closing time. The B.C. Liquor Control and Licensing Board […]
The Family Tax Cut, as it was called, was one of the marquee promises in the Conservatives’ 2011 election campaign. “We will soon be in a position,” the party platform exulted, “to take an historic step forward to achieve greater […]
It was inevitable: a Rob Ford movie is coming soon to a theatre near you.
Just one week after the book release of Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story, by Toronto Star journalist Robyn Doolittle, Canadian production company Blue Ice Pictures have snapped up the film and television rights to the story.
“If you tried to make this story up, people would think it was over the top,” Doolittle said in a statement. “The Rob Ford investigation is something I’ve been working on for more than two years. It’s something I’m obviously very invested in. It’s so much more (Read more…)
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Rob Ford ordered the removal of the rainbow flag, raised in solidarity with the LGBTQ people in Russia, and subsequently unleashe…
TORONTO – After months of insisting he had been truthful in the midst of…
After all that buzz about how Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s scandalous antics are apt for the silver screen, it looks like it’s finally happening. A Toronto-based indie production company Blue Ice Pictures has purchased the film and television rights to […]