Post Tagged with: "Toronto politics"

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
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
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.

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
Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly spoke to the media after a precedent-setting council vote Friday. (Peter Lozinski/Ryersonian Staff)

Norm Kelly says he didn’t expect to take on Mayor Rob Ford’s powers

Council passed a bylaw suspending some of the mayor’s power in a landmark vote at a special council meeting Friday. With the first motion, which passed 39-3 (only the Ford brothers and Coun. David Shiner voted against it), council first took away the mayor’s capacity to name and dismiss standing committee chairs and members of the executive committee. The second […]

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

Rob Ford: “I’ve got more than enough to eat at home”

Mayor Rob Ford apologized shortly after noon Thursday for using profane language outside his office in response to reports that he made sexually inappropriate comments to a staffer. The mayor also said he is getting help from “a team of medical professionals.” Ford shocked reporters and councillors this morning when he talked about what he is alleged to have said […]

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
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
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