Instead of checking the news to see when the exact time and date of Rob Ford’s removal from office is, just bookmark the Mayor Rob Ford Countdown Clock page!
Stock up and champagne and party horns as the time is fast approaching.
Start the betting pool on whether he will have to be forcibly removed . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Mayor Rob Ford Countdown Clock
Mayor Rob Ford to face public Clayton Ruby cross-examination in conflict case
“Mayor Rob Ford has been forced to testify in open court, and face cross-examination from prominent lawyer Clayton Ruby, in a high-stakes conflict of interest lawsuit that could push him out of office. The lawsuit accuses Ford of breaking provincial law by voting . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: A BBQ That Rob Ford Won’t Enjoy
Mayor Rob Ford caught reading while driving
Listen (click the link) to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admit to reading while driving. This morning, a photo was taken of him reading while he was driving (at a speed of about 70km/hr) on the Gardener Expressway (see photo at bottom of this post).
This appeared on Facebook . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Mayor Rob Ford caught reading while driving
Today on the Rob and Doug show. Doug Ford (speaking to Rob):
“They’re so many great teams, I wouldn’t want to pick one over the other. I guess (in the) Euro, you go back to the ancestors — boy, we go back quite a ways, but I’m not too sure — is there any WASPy . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Doug Ford + foot + mouth – brain =
Mark Sept. 5, 6 and 7 on your calendars. That is when Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will be in court regarding his breach of a conflict of interest law. If the judges finds against him, he will be removed from office and banned from running for public office for 7 years.
Toronto Star Mayor Rob . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob Ford Could Be Removed From Office In Early September
Rob Ford lost a another key vote today in Toronto City Council. Weeks ago, the councillors called a meeting to bring back Transit City (essentially), voted on it, and Transit City is back. Also at that time they formed a special panel to look into the options for Sheppard East. The panel came back and . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Nail In The Coffin For Rob Ford On The Tranist File
Today, Toronto mayor Rob Ford bolted and ran when he saw that he could not win the day. He left a fractured and confused City Hall in his wake. This mayor is finding by not working to gain a consensus, by not being willing to listen to reason, by not being interested in leading, . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Coward Rob Ford Leaves Chaos In His Wake
Toronto agency backed by Mayor Ford spent $55,000 on single-source contracts – The Globe and Mail
Asked if there was a discrepancy between his anti-sole-source rhetoric and his backing of sole-source waterfront proposals, he said “it all depends” before referring all further questions to Michael Kraljevic, president and CEO of Toronto Port Lands. “There . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob & Doug wasting Toronto Money – Again
NOW Magazine // Daily // News // Transit City’s minority reportExcerpts:The results of the provincial election have encouraged progressives still holding out hope for the resurrection of Transit City. Councillor Adam Vaughan is among the devotees wa… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Toronto mayor Ford still confused after provincial election. Better chance now for Transit City comeback
Toronto News: Doug Ford’s mall dealings spark complaint – thestar.com Doug Ford claimed to various newspapers that he had been in talks with The Westfield Group regarding proposals for the Toronto waterfront development of the Portlands. This has … . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Doug Ford’s backroom sweetheart dealings on waterfront breaks Ford Nation campaign promise and the Toronto Municipal Code
Toronto News: Hudak plunges into dangerous liaison with Rob Ford – thestar.com According to the Toronto Star, Rob Ford’s popularity has been steadily since the election in Oct. 2010. Ford’s popularity is sinking, according to polling data, as his h… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Ford Nation is now a little clam. And, Tim Hudak is as out of touch as ever
Toronto News: Australian firm eyeing waterfront mall – thestar.comThe driving force behind a member of city council should be the people he represents, the people of Toronto, not some rich foreign company!An Australian company that’s one of the world… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Doug Ford is not representing the will of the people
Do you like Doug Ford’s preliminary plans for Toronto’s waterfront? – Your CommunityThey have to keep piling it up. One lie after another. The next one has to top the biggest one before. Regarding Doug Ford’s plans to mess up the Waterfront development… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Doug Ford pours on the lies. Will the public continue to bite?
Toronto News: Readers wonder: What’s lunch with Doug Ford without any gravy? – thestar.comThese groups that purport to be in support of taxpayers are nothing but a front for hard-right-wing conservatives and libertarians who care nothing for anyone b… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Right wing group Toronto Taxpayers Coalition backs contest to win lunch with Doug Ford
Strutting And Fretting « All Fired Up In The Big SmokeRead the link for a story about someone getting a notice to remove graffiti from their back-alley garage door. The garage door is pretty much out of site. If Ford Nation is targeting situations lik… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob Ford’s War On Graffiti Is Out Of Hand and Costly
Ford should have known he’d break promises on service cuts and layoffs – The Globe and MailAnd so should the people of Toronto during the election campaign.Excerpt:Mr. Ford ran for office claiming to be something different than the usual smooth-talki… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Toronto – Shouldn’t the mayor be held to account?
Toronto Spoke: “You’ve been very arbitrary with your choices,” says Jason Adam Robins « Ford For TorontoClick the link to watch the video.Here is the transcription of the video. Jason Adam Robins was one of the deputants to speak at Toronto City… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: If you mishandle this situation, you will not be sitting here four years from now
Toronto News: Take buyout or be laid off, Ford warns workers – thestar.com… but, we know (from the past 8 months as an example) that he won’t listen.Rob Ford: “If someone else can come up with a solution, let me know.”I have a solution for him (regar… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob Ford is asking for solutions
Toronto News: Ford poised to break promise of no layoffs – thestar.comRob Ford promised he would balance the books by getting rid of the gravy train – he found there was no gravy train.Rob Ford promised to not cut services – he is working hard to cut s… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob Ford’s bad math and lies continue to dog his steps
Toronto News: Norman Jewison wades into Ford-Atwood spat – thestar.comExcerpt:Acclaimed Canadian director Norman Jewison says he was “shocked” by Doug Ford’s dismissive comments on Margaret Atwood, accusing the city councillor of betraying the au… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Where does he live – in a hole somewhere? Norman Jewison on Doug Ford
Toronto News: Ford accused of stacking public appointments – thestar.comEarly this year, we saw Case Ootes appointed to completely replace the TCHC board, and then Gordon Chong (part of Rob Ford’s transition team) was appointed to to a job for $100,000… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Ford Nation planning to fill city boards with unqualified conservative cronies
How Rob Ford could improve T.O. | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto SunThe Toronto Sun suggests outlawing panhandling, scrapping the bag fee and licensing bicycles are ways to improve Toronto. Let’s look at these:Outlawing PanhandlingThere is already … . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Toronto Sun: let’s make Toronto worse
Toronto News: James: A thousand times no – thestar.comFor those who couldn’t or wouldn’t see the writing on the wall during the election campaign, and ended up believing Rob Ford’s promises and voted for him, many now want their votes back. Ford said h… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Hey, Mayor Mud! I want my vote back!
Meat or gravy: Can you balance the budget? – thestar.comThe Toronto Star has put together this interactive budget calculator. Although it seems they put this together with good intentions, they are missing some key items:Missing as a choice from the Re… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Can you balance the budget (for Toronto)?
Just saw this on FB via Mark B “Rob Ford sleeps through … on TwitpicOn July 28, 2011, The Executive Committee of Toronto City Council, agreed to hear citizen deputations, as invited by the mayor, Rob Ford. 344 people managed to register to speak. Ori… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob Ford sleeps through deputations