Some Ryerson students have a lukewarm response to newly elected Toronto mayor John Tory, but said, “Anything’s better than a Ford.” Tory led the polls going into the election and was the general favourite to win. However, many students feel that he wasn’t necessarily the best candidate.“I think John Tory is a politer, cleaner version of Rob Ford and without […]
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University and college students in Toronto are still being ignored by mayoral candidates John Tory and Doug Ford, the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario said in a news release last week. The candidates have not responded to many emails and calls, said Alastair Woods, chairperson of the CFS-O. “It is clear that neither Mr. Tory nor Mr. Ford believe student concerns […]
Three white guys and a Chinese-Canadian immigrant woman walk into a mayoral debate. A white, grey-haired, older male audience member stands up and takes the mike. “With due respect, this is directed to Ms. Chow,” he begins. “I’ve heard you talk about your immigrant background and how important it was, etc. I presume, in this room, there are plenty of […]
The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press. This week, the Ebola virus reached North America and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong intensified. In Toronto, the mayoral race continues. On campus, a Ryersonian exclusive found that Ryerson’s annual parade and […]
The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press. This week, Doug Ford begins his mayoral campaign and a young man is dead after a fatal stabbing at an Etobicoke high school. On campus, Ryerson receives a $2-million […]
The Ryersonian went to the heart of Ryerson’s campus to see if students would vote for Doug Ford. Doug Ford entered the race to replace his brother as the mayor of Toronto on Sept. 12. It came two days after it was announced that Rob Ford has malignant liposarcoma, a cancer of the fatty tissue, and would be undergoing chemotherapy. Rob […]
Councillor Doug Ford met with media in front of his mother’s Etobicoke home Friday evening to officially announce he will be running for mayor. “Over the last four years, we have taken big steps together. We’ve made the city work better for you, to serve you and not special interest groups and the privileged few. We want to build on the progress […]
Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a tumour in his abdomen. Humber River Hospital CEO Dr. Rueben Devlin made the announcement Wednesday night at a news conference at the hospital. “Examination and investigation has resulted in a working diagnosis of a tumor,” he said. “We need to determine what kind of tumour it is and then we can come up with a […]
The lead reporter on the Rob Ford story, Robyn Doolittle, returned to her alma mater Ryerson Feb. 13 to talk to journalism students. Doolittle, now a Toronto Star reporter well-known for her coverage of the Ford family, shared the story behind the story on the city’s mayor and answered a few questions. One of three reporters to view the video […]
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With so much media coverage whirling around the mayor, it’s been easy to miss some of the smaller stories from the scandal. Here are seven of them that may have slipped by: Photos from Creative Commons, except the Moscariello photo from Twitter and a screenshot from a Conan YouTube clip.
Toronto’s embattled mayor Rob Ford made another stunning admission at city council Wednesday morning, as he confirmed that yes, he has purchased illegal drugs within the past two years. The revelation came in response to a question from Coun. Denzil Minnan-Wong. After a spirited discussion that lasted all morning and carried on well into the afternoon, council passed a five-part […]
Katrina Sieniuc and Jannen Belbeck The Ontario Press Council heard complaints Monday regarding Toronto Star and Globe and Mail stories alleging Mayor Rob Ford smoked crack cocaine and Coun. Doug Ford sold drugs. The hearings, which took place on the Ryerson campus, were in reference to a Toronto Star report from May 17titled “Rob Ford in ‘crack cocaine’ video scandal” and the Globe and Mail’s […]