then the cretins in alberta created the reform party but because us normal people would never vote for them they changed the name to the conservatives. that's only on the federal level.
in ontario we had a creep named mike harris who fucked up so much he not run for a second term.
now we have the fords............damn so progressive and conservative.
I'm likin' Canadian politics. I've been reading about you folks, you're just as fucked up as we are, but you're nicer about it. Why is there not more discussions of Canadian political goings-on in CE&p?
^ It's been tried, but it's like it's not welcome there and washes off the bottom of the page before anyone has a chance to to see it.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ticle12508196/Police from across Ontario began conducting a series of raids in the Greater Toronto Area early Thursday morning, including an apartment building at 320 Dixon Road, 680 News reported.
The apartment complex is where two Toronto Star reporters claim they saw the alleged Mayor Rob Ford crack video.
Toronto police Constable Wendy Drummond says around 30 warrants have been issued in what’s being called Project Traveller, targeting guns and drugs.
Oh no. Ford will have to find a new dealer.
^ I love our mayor. Everyday he gives the gift that keeps on giving.
Mayor Rob Ford says he knows little of police raids
Cellphones seized from home of man with whom Ford was photographed outside suspected crack house
And in this hour...
So did they also pony up to Gawker? I wonder who sent them looking for it?CTV News has learned that Toronto Police were investigating the existence of an alleged video involving Mayor Rob Ford, several weeks before the story first appeared in the Toronto Star.
As part of the investigation leading to the raids on Thursday, officers obtained telephone wire-tap evidence.
A highly-placed source confirms to CTV News that on those wiretaps, persons of interest discussed that video in detail, and referred to the mayor's alleged presence in the video.
Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/exclusi...#ixzz2W7edzPU6
^the gift that keeps on giving.
Police raids: Toronto chief won't answer questions on Rob Ford
Toronto mayor says he learned about raids on morning news reports
Doug Ford says he won’t run for re-election in 2014 - See more at: http://globalnews.ca/news/637456/dou....83VavYwA.dpuf
one gone.........best news I heard today
^small mercies. The end of the Ford bully brothers era.
^I just watched Doug Ford comparing himself to David and Bell Media is Goliath. Will he sue Bell..........dammit I hope he does.
and he said he never saw a rock of crack.
I don't believe you Doug
Sorry to break it to you guys but the "video" does not exist, it never did. The Gawker website was chosen by the Toronto Star to make their "reports" instead of a Canadian one because libel laws are stricter in Canada.
A brilliant Idea has come up............all because of a juice incident at a Toronto street festival.
Mayor Rob Ford could get police protection, His brother Doug Ford says
If he gets police protection he can't hang around crack dealers..........maybe he will detoxMayor Rob Ford could get police protection at public events, his brother said Monday.
“The chief has said very clearly, from the day I got down here, that there’s a whole department that takes care of dignitaries that come into our city, be it the premier, the prime minister or the mayor,” Councillor Doug Ford told reporters.
Rob Ford himself was noncommittal. Two days after he allegedly had a drink thrown at him and one day after he said “it’s time” to accept security, he offered only a joke to a CBC reporter who asked him about his plans.
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unrelated to Rob Ford
another piece of political rubbish quit today.
Bob Rae stepping down as Liberal MP.
I'm sure he wanted to be liberal leader but Justin showed up.
he was premier of Ontario when he fucked us over.
They say it is a loss of Justin Trudeau's liberals.
So clueless is the press they don't realize Trudeaumania rides again.
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Ford dodges another bullet:
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily...135810355.htmlNo, you may not re-try Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in relation to a conflict of interest case that nearly saw him thrown from office last year.
The Supreme Court of Canada stated it would not hear an appeal in the case. It made the decision in a Thursday announcement that, as is custom, did not include a reason for the decision.
The decision puts to bed a 15-month saga that that saw Ford found guilty of a conflict charge stemming from the questionable collection of donations to a private charity, ordered out of office and later vindicated on appeal.
"I'm so happy this is finally over," Ford said after the ruling. "I'm vindicated and we can move on."
Ford went on to say the court case was an attack by those who couldn’t beat him at the ballot box and reminded the public is all came back to him trying to raise money for a charity.
^well the charity was his own football team of which he has been fired as coach and one of the players ended up dead.
The player is one of the guys in the infamous picture. he's the guy on the left.
oh my...the mayor went to a pride event.
stooping low is he.........maybe even the fags will vote for him
no class..........at least he should have pride in his homophobia.
but he does because he voted against funding for the event.
like i said no class.
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And Kathleen Wynn, our openly gay Premier of Ontario will be the first sitting premier to march in a pride event. Woo hoo!!!
Inspired - but too tired.
He's got a video game now:
You can download it here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ames.staymayorHelp the Mayor Stay Mayor!
Uh oh. Looks like the Mayor’s in a buttload of friggin’ trouble with that alleged video of him smoking crack! And who knows if it even exists, amiright? But juuust in case, why don’t you help him collect a heap of cash to buy it before The Gawker does. Only your twinkle toes can out-maneuver the Blood Thirsty Media to help him collect more than they did in that damn “Crackstarter” campaign. $201,255 to be exact. And hey, everyone needs a little boost now and then, so make sure you collect power up buckets of deep-fried courage for more footballs to throw at life’s problems... but make sure you avoid those pesky crackpipes!
Good luck trying to Stay Mayor! Go git em!
well he is begging the province for money
Mayor Rob Ford says Liberals ‘blindsided’ him over funding for Toronto
but he did say he saved the city 1 billion
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford should explain his phantom $1 billion savings
get the story straight Rob........but hey you are so homophobic that gay pride scares you.
have fun at the cottage.
The media is fighting back. They want sealed files which should be available to the public to be unsealed:
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/ford-scanda...084319896.htmlA group of Canadian news organizations is asking a judge to unseal police search warrants that they believe could shed light on whether Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has a connection to alleged members of a criminal organization.
Police in Toronto and Windsor arrested 43 people in mid-June in what investigators dubbed "Project Traveller." They allege the suspects were part of the "Dixon City Bloods" gang, which police claim was trafficking in cocaine, crystal meth and illegal guns smuggled into Canada from the U.S.
The raids came weeks after reports emerged that Ford had been allegedly caught on video smoking a crack pipe. The mayor has denied the allegations and said the video does not exist.
An online fundraising campaign by the U.S. gossip website Gawker raised $200,000, but failed in a bid to buy the alleged video. It’s never been made public and CBC News has not seen it and cannot verify whether it even exists.
"First of all we have an absolute right to this material, subject to the Crown raising good reasons why not," said Peter Jacobsen, a lawyer hired by CBC News, the Globe and Mail, Sun Media and a number of other news outlets.
"But more importantly this is all connected with the Ford video — or the alleged Ford video — and it also relates directly to the kind of governance we are getting in the city."
I heard about this the judge says the information can be unsealed but in late August I think around August 27th. But it doesn't make sense, why can't the info be released to the media now? It seems like Rob Ford is invincible in a way he does so many horrible things yet always gets away with it.I just wish Ford could be caught and booted out of office.
^ Well at least it is better than having to wait for the 6 months. I suspect that the issue is actually that they didn't want the potential Jury pool contaminated by having this information as people are brought up on charges.
So while Toronto floods, 300,000 have no power people are stranded in their cars and transit our fucking Mayor sat in his SUV in his driveway with the AC on because he had no power in his house. Even his brother was out there directing traffic because the street lights were down.
Great leadership and this one will not be forgiven.
^ I wouldn't expect anything less. He's dry. He's cool. It's not his problem.
^nope I expect nothing from him
btw the Mayor of Mississauga which was also hit gave live updates to CP24(news channel) at 1am and she's 88 years old.
our mayor has waited until 11am to emerge from his SUV for his news update and he's only 44.
^ She's there to serve the people. With Ford, the people are there to serve him.
I'll be quite happy when his name is lost somewhere in the history books.
^ He gets more attention sitting in his air-conditioned SUV at home than he would by actually doing work.
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Inspired - but too tired.
I'm lovin' this guy!!! I feel bad for those of you who live under his political administration, but.....the guys a trip, he even has the equally corrupt brother....you guys must have done something really bad for Karma to give you the Fords.
You ain't kidding.
Inspired - but too tired.
Gawker announces the fate of the donation money. Editor John Cook:
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily...183948792.htmlThe total take from Crackstarter was $201,199. Indiegogo, the service that hosted the campaign, withheld $8,047.96 in fees. PayPal, which processed the payments, withheld $8,368.43. That left the Crackstarter with a net take of $184,782.61, which has been held in a non-interest bearing account since PayPal released the money to us.
We are splitting this sum four ways, with $46,195.65 going to each of the following organizations.
The four charities which will benefit if the video does not surface:
The Somali Canadian Association of Etobicoke
Seems like a fair candidate. Reports identified those who recorded the video as Somali drug dealers living in Etobicoke. Some argued the description unfairly maligned Toronto's Somali community, so here is some just desserts.
The South Riverdale Community Health Center
Gawker says this group acts as a drug outreach service in the city's southeast end. The money will go toward its drug programs, including needle exchanges and providing crack kits.
Unison Health and Community Services
Another community outreach centre. It has several locations in Toronto, including a presence in Etobicoke. Again, the money will go to funding drug and addiction programs.
Ontario Regional Addictions Partnership Committee
This committee works in conjunction with the National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program in Ontario. Gawker says the donation will go to training drug and alcohol counsellors, and buying equipment. It isn't a non-profit group, but Cook said he was confident the money would be used properly.
My Mayor was Kwame does that count
I'm surprised the man has any teeth left after all the times he's shoved his foot in his mouth:
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canad...161954798.htmlThere's an unwritten rule in politics that, despite differences in ideologies, you don't slam other levels of government.
After all, conventional wisdom suggests that to work well with these people, you need to have good relationships with them.
But no one ever accused Toronto Mayor Rob Ford of being conventional.
On Tuesday, while campaigning on behalf Scarborough Progressive Conservative candidate Ken Kirupa — ahead of five provincial byelections on Thursday — Ford called Kathleen Wynne's Liberals a "corrupt government."
"If you say you want to go and vote Liberal, then you’re basically just giving a bank robber another gun and say[ing] go rob another bank," he said according to the National Post.
"That’s what it comes down to."
We now know the name of one other person who is believed to have seen a video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking from a crack pipe, with the Toronto Star confirming the identity of the man who tried to sell two reporters a copy last May.
The Star has identified the man as Mohamed Siad, an alleged drug dealer who was swept up in a recent police raid on a guns and drug ring operating out of the city's west end.
The newspaper reports that two writers, Robyn Doolittle and Kevin Donovan, dealt with a broker and only met Siad in order to view the video. They did not know his identity until recently, according to the report.
U.S. gossip site Gawker also reported seeing the video under similar circumstances. Editor John Cook said on Friday that Siad "appears to be the same man" he met in Toronto.
Siad is said to have been looking for a “six figure” payday in order to move to Alberta. It is unclear whether Siad is the same person who shot the video, or whether he was simply trying to sell it.http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily...135930307.htmlAccording to political insider Warren Kinsella, police did in fact obtain a copy of the video from Siad when he was arrested, and a search warrant was executed. He also says the Crown office was given a copy of the video and the video was disclosed to Siad's lawyer, Daniel Brown.
"Will the video come out anytime soon? I don’t know," Kinsella writes. "But what I do know is this: the video is in the hands of many people, now. And it has been seen by many more. And it shows Rob Ford smoking what appears to be crack cocaine. It is real.
Bring it on.
They keep quitting on me .............boo hoo.
Mayor Rob Ford loses another staffer from his office
Well here in NY we have Anthony Weiner running in the primary for NY mayor who sends photos of his junk to women over the internet and spends more time jerking off on line than just about anything else.
AND he is married AND his wife says she forgives him.
Only in New York
And here he is again boys. Mayor Rob Ford staggering around plastered at Greekfest on the Danforth Friday night. He's already admitted to it and doesn't care. Surprise surprise !!
Inspired - but too tired.
the fucking idiot is in my neighborhood.
I was there today and I would have bitch slapped the stupid out of him.
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pathetic he is ........he offers to get someone "blow" at 17 seconds of the vid. and he is plastered. it's a family event and he shows up drunk.
No wonder he's been trying to buy up and suppress the videos. He can't hide this one.
why would the mayor of the biggest city in Canada want to visit someone in jail after hours.
Rob Ford sought meeting with inmate in after-hours jail visit