Post Tagged with: "Doug Ford"

Tory spoke to voters outside of Sherbourne Station on election day earlier this week. (Ramna Shazad/ Ryersonian Staff)

‘Anything’s better than a Ford,’ Student reaction to John Tory’s 2014 mayoral election win

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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John Tory and Doug Ford continue to snub Toronto university students: CFS-O

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
Mayoral candidate Olivia Chow, celebrates Pride Week in Toronto as supporters cheer on. (Courtesy/Wikimedia Commons)

The big, racist, sexist, homophobic elephant in the room

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 […]

by Michael Lyons· · Opinion, Top stories
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 20

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 20

  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 […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 19

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 19

  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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories
Ryerson students react to Doug Ford’s campaign

Ryerson students react to Doug Ford’s campaign

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 […]

by Gina Wicentowich· · News, Top stories
Doug Ford running for mayor; Rob Ford drops out

Doug Ford running for mayor; Rob Ford drops out

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
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BREAKING: Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with tumour in abdomen

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 […]

by Michelle LePage· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Robyn Doolittle shares her experience covering the Ford saga

Robyn Doolittle shares her experience covering the Ford saga

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 […]

by Leena Latafat· · Live Blog, News, On Campus, Uncategorized
Monday Minute

Monday Minute

  In this minute: First Episode of Ford Nation Film rights sold for Ryerson grad’s book about Rob Ford Interactive Map: Where do security threats happen on campus?

by Nicole Brockbank· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Videos
Rob Ford round-up: Seven stories you may have missed

Rob Ford round-up: Seven stories you may have missed

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.

Rob Ford addresses council at the beginning of Wednesday's meeting (Peter Lozinski/Ryersonian Staff)

Mayor Ford admits during city council meeting to buying illegal drugs

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 […]

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Hundreds lined up for hours to purchase a "Robbie Bobbie" at City Hall on Tuesday.

Rob Ford bobbleheads sold at city hall

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Ivor Shapiro discusses Doug Ford visit to media law class

Ivor Shapiro discusses Doug Ford visit to media law class

by Ryersonian Staff· · Top stories, Videos
Video: Doug Ford calls motion to limit Mayor Rob Ford’s powers ‘comical’

Video: Doug Ford calls motion to limit Mayor Rob Ford’s powers ‘comical’

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories, Videos
John Stackhouse, editor-in-chief of the Globe and Mail speaks to the Ontario Press Council.

Ontario Press Council hears complaints about Ford stories

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus