Post Tagged with: "Rob Ford"

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Journalism needs diversity

I began my studies at Ryerson’s School of Journalism in 2013, the same year that Mayor Rob Ford made international headlines for allegedly smoking crack. In my first-year reporting class we followed Ford’s appearance in the news very closely. We took a class trip to city hall one day to see Ford speak to the press, where I stood in […]

by Ebyan Abdigir· · education, jobs, Opinion, students, Voices
Torontonians walked in procession with the Ford family to mourn the death of former mayor Rob Ford on Wednesday. (Alexia Kapralos/Ryersonian Staff)

PHOTOS: The Rob Ford funeral procession

Toronto mourned the death of former mayor Rob Ford on March 31 as hundreds came out in support of the Ford family and to walk in the funeral procession. The procession went from city hall, where Ford’s body had been lying in repose since March 28, to St. James Cathedral.  

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Ward 27
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A look-back at Rob Ford’s time as mayor of Toronto

The memorial for former mayor Rob Ford is being held today at St. James Cathedral. Ford’s body laid in repose at city hall for two days to give the public an opportunity to pay their final respects. “As difficult as it is to say goodbye, (the Ford family) would like to do so in the same manner in which he […]

by Kaitlyn Coombes· · News, Off Campus
(Jacqueline Tucci/Ryersonian Staff)

John Tory holds press conference on Rob Ford death

By Alexia Kapralos and Jacqueline Tucci Mayor John Tory gave a press conference on the passing on former mayor and councilor Rob Ford Tuesday afternoon.  

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Ward 27
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Obituary: Rob Ford dies at 46 from rare cancer

Rob Ford, the former Toronto mayor who became an international celebrity for his inebriated political antics, died March 22. He was 46. Ford had battled pleomorphic liposarcoma, a rare form of cancer, since late 2014. He underwent surgery in mid-2015 to remove the cancer, but two new tumours appeared soon after. He went into palliative care on March 21 and […]

by Ramisha Farooq· · News
Former mayor Rob Ford had  been battling cancer since late 2014.  (Courtesy of Flickr)

Councillor Rob Ford has died

Former mayor Rob Ford has died at the age of 46 after a long battle with a rare form of cancer. Ford’s office released a statement around 11 a.m. today. “With heavy hearts and profound sadness the Ford family announces the passing of their beloved son, brother and husband, and father,” said the statement, The family is asking that citizens respect their […]

by Ramisha Farooq· · News, Off Campus
RyersonianTV: October 29, 2015 – Rob Ford cancer relapse, TTC sues over late streetcars, Raptors win home opener

RyersonianTV: October 29, 2015 – Rob Ford cancer relapse, TTC sues over late streetcars, Raptors win home opener

RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday, at noon EST.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
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 […]

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 18

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 18

  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, John Tory bails on two debates at Ryerson, Scotland’s independence referendum falls through and Ryersonian reporter Kayla Hoolwerf gives a rundown on Mayor Rob Ford’s hospitalization. Also, a Ryerson […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories
Munira Abukar, class of 2014. (Courtesy Munira Akubar)

Ryerson grad plans to battle Ford for Ward 2

Munira Abukar says she has what it takes to beat Rob Ford. The 22-year-old Ryerson grad is running against the mayor – in the heart of Ford Nation. She’s seeking the seat in Ward 2, Etobicoke North in the Oct. 27 election. Over the last year, Abukar says she grew frustrated with municipal politics. The circus at City Hall stole […]

by Emanuela Orsini· · News, 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
Andrew Buck is moving on.

Sonian’s top 10 stories of the year according to you

10. “Meet the Rams’ first anthem singer” – March 2014 by Victor Ferreira Kicking off the list is a story about Ryerson’s first live national anthem singer at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC), Andrea Bartlett. Before Bartlett, a third-year human resource management student, the Rams opened games with an audio recording of an instrumental version of the anthem. Bartlett’s first […]

by Kalia Garcia-Rojas· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
In this Jan. 30, 2014 file photo, Olivia Chow speaks at Ryerson University. (Cosette Schulz/Ryersonian Staff)

Infographic: Visible Minorities in Toronto City Hall

This week, The Ryersonian ran an editorial about Olivia Chow as the only visible minority among the front-runners in the Toronto mayoral race. Although Chow is not currently involved in Toronto municipal politics, her candidacy brings forth the issue about representation in both Toronto city hall and city halls around Canada. The following infographic shows how many city councillors are visible minorities:

by Alexa Huffman· · News, Off Campus
Rob Ford is shown with a finger puppet at the University of Toronto in 2010. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

LIVE: Project Brazen 2 publication ban lifted

by Christina Dun· · News, Top stories
(Russell Sabio/ Ryersonian staff)

Ryerson’s mayoral debate puts Ford in the hot seat

The second mayoral debate, hosted at Ryerson and moderated by a Ryerson professor, topped the first for snarkiness. Top mayoral candidates, minus Olivia Chow, faced each other in the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre Thursday night.  Law and business professor Ralph Lean invited Rob Ford, John Tory, Karen Stintz and David Soknacki to his class for a panel debate. The […]

by Bethany Van Lingen· · News, Top stories
LIVE: Mayoral debate: Who will shape Toronto’s future?

LIVE: Mayoral debate: Who will shape Toronto’s future?

by Christina Dun· · Live Blog, News, Top stories
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The latest on Rob Ford’s infamous crack video: A police account of IMG_0312.MOV

Extra, extra! Unsealed today: a police account detailing the happenings of the infamous crack video. The Ontario Superior Court released a description of Mayor Rob Ford apparently smoking crack cocaine, read aloud in front of the court house by media lawyer Peter Jacobsen. As part of the Project Brazen 2 investigation, here it is, tweeted by Global News reporter Jackson […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, Off Campus
Infographic: Break down of mayoral candidates

Infographic: Break down of mayoral candidates

The field of major mayoral candidates is set, since Olivia Chow officially entered the mayoral race this week. Too busy studying to keep on the antics and announcements of top candidates Rob Ford, John Tory, Olivia Chow, David Soknacki and Karen Stintz? We have an interactive break down of this year’s mayoral candidates. With seven months to go to til the […]

by Bethany Van Lingen· · Interactives, News
On Mar. 3, Mayor Rob Ford appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. (Photo Jimmy Kimmel Live!/Screenshot)

Any publicity is good publicity

The past couple of weeks have certainly been busy for Rob Ford in terms of press coverage. On Feb. 28, a replica of Ford smoking a crack pipe appeared on a float in the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. Then on Mar. 3, Ford appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Ford said the visit to Los Angeles was to promote […]

by Alexa Huffman· · Editorial, Opinion
Ryersonian Book Club: Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story, by Robyn Doolittle

Ryersonian Book Club: Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story, by Robyn Doolittle

Title: Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story Genre: Biography Pages: 304 About the author: Robyn Doolittle is The Toronto Star’s city hall reporter. The Ryerson grad thought she was getting a demotion when her position changed at The Star, from crime reporting to reporting on City Hall. But soon, both of those worlds collided, and Doolittle found herself reporting on […]

by jsmohame· · Arts & Life, Literature
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 14

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 14

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press. Here are the stories mentioned in this week’s podcast: Shooting at York University Ryerson prof stops fundraising for Ford Trial resumes for murdered Ryerson student New law […]

by Bethany Van Lingen· · Audio, Podcasts

Leading Conservative fundraiser drops Ford support

It’s early in the game, but Toronto’s mayoral candidates are already vying for attention — and money — to fund their campaigns. Some of Ryerson’s professors are involved in this political game. Conservative lawyer and Ted Rogers business school professor Ralph Lean is known among the political community as the city’s top fundraiser for mayoral candidates. This week, however, the […]

by Bethany Van Lingen· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford sits red-face and sweaty on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night.

Rob Ford on Jimmy Kimmel: ‘I held my own and I got my message out’

By Lauren Fogazzi and Jamie Webster Mayor Rob Ford insists that his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night was a success, he told reporters at city hall this afternoon. “I held my own and I got my message out that I’ve saved taxpayers’ money, all my achievements. I wish I had more time to promote Toronto,” Ford is quoted to say in […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
Ford on Bill Blair: “If he’s going to arrest me, arrest me.”

Ford on Bill Blair: “If he’s going to arrest me, arrest me.”

  Rob Ford told reporters that he won’t apologize to Chief Bill Blair after calling him a “c—sucker” in a video rant of the mayor speaking Jamaican patois. He wants Chief Bill Blair to say sorry to the taxpayers instead. “How much money did it cost the taxpayers for surveillance on me and the planes that he had to rent?” […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Uncategorized
Olivia Chow most popular choice for mayor among students

Olivia Chow most popular choice for mayor among students

[View the story “Rob Ford, unpopular choice among Ryerson students” on Storify]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Uncategorized
Split vote likely in upcoming mayoral election

Split vote likely in upcoming mayoral election

John Tory, the former leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party, officially registered as a Toronto mayoral candidate Monday morning. Ninety minutes later, former TTC chair Karen Stintz did the same. Both right-leaning, Stintz and Tory have launched mayoral bids with platforms that seem to mirror each other. Both campaigns will focus on keeping taxes low and developing additional north-south […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
The Ram in the Rye is Ryerson's campus pub. (Ryersonian file photo)

Around Campus: February 24-28

For the Rye local: Stimulate your mind after reading week and challenge your friends to another round of PubStumpers at the Ram. Beginning at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24, the game tests its players on everything from TV trivia to Bible knowledge. For the culture crazed:  If you’re interested in learning more about the First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities […]

by Bryan Sparrow· · Arts & Life, 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
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 12

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 12

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press.   Here are the stories mentioned in this week’s podcast: Student stressors – Graduation Rob Ford and the pride flag First Canadian gold medal at the Sochi […]

Film rights sold for Ryerson grad’s book about Rob Ford

Film rights sold for Ryerson grad’s book about Rob Ford

Ryerson graduate Robyn Doolittle has just sold the film and television rights of her newly published book Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story to Blue Ice Pictures, a Toronto-based production company. Doolittle’s Crazy Town has been on the market for only one week. The book tracks Rob Ford’s rise to mayor and subsequent scandals from Doolittle’s perspective as a reporter for […]

In this Jan. 30, 2014 file photo, Olivia Chow speaks at Ryerson University. (Cosette Schulz/Ryersonian Staff)

Olivia Chow opens up about her journey as a politician

Olivia Chow addressed speculations about her possible bid for Toronto’s mayor during a panel at Ryerson, on Jan. 29. The MP hasn’t confirmed whether she’ll be running for the upcoming mayoral election, but she said she’s still “trying to make a decision.” At the beginning of the panel, host Cathy Crowe, who is a visiting practitioner at Ryerson, asked people […]

by Tanya Cruz· · Arts & Life, Literature, Live Blog, Media
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 10

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 10

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press.   Here are the stories mentioned in this week’s podcast: Rob Ford’s latest video antics Terrorist threats in Sochi Quebec seniors home fire New TTC plan The […]

by Amanda Soufi· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories
RyersonianTV for January 24, 2014

RyersonianTV for January 24, 2014

RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s Masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday at 1pm Eastern.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV
RyersonianTV for January 23, 2014

RyersonianTV for January 23, 2014

RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s Masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday at 1pm Eastern.

by Lindsay Smith· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV
RyersonianTV for January 22, 2014

RyersonianTV for January 22, 2014

RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s Masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday at 1pm Eastern.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV
Mayor Rob Ford in a Ryersonian file photo. A Mount Sinai Hospital colorectal specialist announced Wednesday evening Ford has an aggressive cancer.

GTA mayors urge provincial and federal governments to help pay for ice storm costs

Greater Toronto Area mayors and council members came together Friday to ask the provincial and federal governments for millions of dollars to help with the cleanup costs from last month’s ice storm. Ontario Municipal Affairs Minister Linda Jeffrey was at Friday’s meeting to hear from the municipalities and address their recommendations. Jeffrey says it could take months to review the figures but […]

by Angela Hoyos· · News, Off Campus
Mayor Rob Ford's notoriety has spread across Canada.

Rob Ford wrap-up: a month of mayor madness

It’s been an insane month at city hall. We take a look back at the key moments of the “crack video” scandal that focused the world’s attention on Toronto. Edited by: Peter Lozinski Video by: Arman Aghbali, Michael Duncan, Peter Lozinski Additional reporting by: Jean Ko Din

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus
The MadCap: Episode 5

The MadCap: Episode 5

Twitter: @TheMapCapTO Here are the stories mentioned in this podcast: Rob Ford’s office fish Waitress fired over refusing to cover dine-and-dash News anchor rants about snow pictures Ron Burgundy as TSN’s new curling correspondent Sydney Poulos’s piece on the Anchorman sequel

by Greg DeClara· · Audio
There has sure been a lot of coverage around mayor Rob Ford.

Rob Ford parodied in porno

We’ve hit Kim Kardashian levels of crazy at Toronto city hall – Mayor Rob Ford has been offered a role in a porno. If the lead above sounds unbelievable, the next sentence is even more absurd. There exists a pornographic parody video of the mayor of the largest city in Canada (because of course it does). The parody (The Ryersonian does not have […]

by Peter Lozinski· · Film & Television, News
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 9

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 9

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian campus news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press. Here are the stories mentioned in this week’s podcast: Mayor Ford stripped of some of his powers at rowdy council meeting Trudeaumania at Ryerson residence cafeteria […]

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 should stop talking to media: PR specialist

Rob Ford should stop talking to media: PR specialist

John Burry, an instructor at Ryerson’s School of Professional Communication, joined The Ryersonian‘s Peter Lozinski Wednesday.

Mayor Rob Ford's notoriety has spread across Canada.

Federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney says Ford “embarrassed” city and should step aside

Federal employment minister Jason Kenney said Tuesday that Mayor Rob Ford should step down. He said that Ford “has brought dishonour to public office and the office of mayor and his city,” and that he “should step aside and stop dragging the City of Toronto through this terrible embarrassment.” At city hall, deputy mayor Norm Kelly took on some of […]

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus
Editorial Cartoon: November 20, 2013

Editorial Cartoon: November 20, 2013

  This cartoon was first published in The Ryersonian, a weekly newspaper produced by the Ryerson School of Journalism, on November 20, 2013.    

by Dillon Rahkola· · Editorial, Editorial Cartoon, Opinion
RECAP: Mayor Ford stripped of some of his powers at rowdy council meeting

RECAP: Mayor Ford stripped of some of his powers at rowdy council meeting

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was stripped of some of his powers, and had both his budget and his number of staff slashed after a major vote at an emergency council meeting Monday. The marathon meeting lasted for about five hours. It was at times rambunctious, with Rob and Doug Ford getting into it with members of the public, but when […]

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Rob Ford addresses council at the beginning of Wednesday's meeting (Peter Lozinski/Ryersonian Staff)

Court rejects Khattak’s bid to see alleged Rob Ford crack video

An Ontario Superior Court judge has dismissed Muhammad Khattak’s bid to see the video that shows Mayor Rob Ford allegedly smoking crack. On Monday morning, Justice Ian Nordheimer ruled that it would be premature at this time to release the video to Khattak, a 19-year-old alleged gang member who appears in a widely-circulated photograph with Ford outside a suspected crack […]

by Jean Ko Din· · News, Off Campus