Dean Del Mastro is Harper’s Parliamentary Secretary. He is also the point man for the Cons in dealing with the election fraud scandal. He is currently being investigated for cheating on election expenses (if found guilty he could face 5 years in jail).
Now, it has been discovered that there appears to have been some . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Dean Del Mastro – The Hits Keep On Coming
This picture from the This Is Not My Government Facebook Page, is currently going viral on Facebook (at least).
Considering the history of his Conservative government, and the current destruction of Canada he is pushing through parliament with his omni-mess budget bill, it is no wonder that this picture is popular.
. . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: What a lot of people think of Stephen Harper right now
Frustrated with Harper and his government of looters in suits lying to us and taking our money to spend on jets that don’t work and jails we don’t need, and cheating to get elected? Take your frustrations out at Smack Stephen Harper! After smacking him a few times, leave a comment.
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Centa says the questions of whether Ford improperly took funding from his family company and overspent his campaign limit are important to the provincial Municipal Elections Act, and to democracy itself. “Mr. Ford was, and is, represented by excellent counsel and we think the interests of justice are best served when both parties are represented . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob Ford Is Doing Bad, Bad Things
Ford’s pattern of disobeying conflict of interest rules at City Hall goes back to 2005. This list further proves that there is no way Ford can claim ignorance in the new case against him that could get him kicked out of the mayor’s position.
See The Toronto Star: Ford’s conflicts of interest date back to . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob Ford’s Pattern of Knowingly Disobeying Conflict of Interest Rules
Rob Ford is to stand trial for conflict of interest for speaking on and voting on a motion in council that would personally benefit him financially. If the judge is convinced that Ford wilfully broke the rules, then Ford will be removed from office, and the judge would then also decide if he will also . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Mayor Ford On Trial. Could Be Removed From Office
We’ve always known, via an ever-growing mountain of facts, that Harper and his Conservatives are crooks and liars. Will this election fraud situation be the addition to the mountain that will raise it high enough to fall over the wall of denial built by those gullible and ignorant Canadians who continue to vote Conservative . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Crooks & Liars: Harper and his Conservatives and their Election Fraud
The corporate mainstream media has been doing a pretty lousy job of giving fair coverage to the official opposition party, the NDP. Someone who didn’t know better might think the Liberals were still the official opposition party in Canada when reading the big daily papers (on-line or the paper copies).
To fill in the gaps . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: NDP vs The RoboCall Scandal
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1118538–mayor-rob-ford-s-lawyer-calls-audit-order-a-waste-of-money?bn=1 Rob Ford’s lawyer, in yet another desperate plea “to prevent an audit of his [Rob Ford’s] campaign expenses” … “told a judge the forensic audit would be “a waste of taxpayer’s money”.
If Rob Ford was innocent, he would cooperate with the investigation instead of doing everything he could to stall and block the . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob Ford Continues To Waste Your Money Hiding His Crime
Liveblog: City Council’s Final Debate on the 2012 Budget
The people of Toronto can breathe a sigh of relief (for now). For the most part, the majority of Toronto City Council voted against the mayor Rob Ford’s plan to gut city services.
Centrist rookie councilor Josh Colle moved to reverse most of Ford’s planned . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Toronto Prevails Over Ford Nation in Budget Vote
You have probably all read, by now, the news stories from Jan 12th about how the Harper government has come out saying that marriages no longer count between gay couples who have come from countries where gay marriage is illegal. This is not actually true.
What’s true is that there is a current court case . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Same Sex Marriages For Foreigners Living In Canada Nullified?
Sorry World A site apologizing to the world for having let Stephen Harper become Prime Minister
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Numbers Game | Toronto Media Co-op The City budget is not and has never been in a financial crisis according to figures released by the Wellesley Institute, an urban health research and policy institute in Toronto.…Ford, along with the rest of the administration’s allies have often repeated the $774 million deficit number as the current . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Toronto City Budget – The Problem Is Ford
Canada News: Ottawa to scale back health transfer payments – thestar.com This has been Harper’s plan all along – cut federal money spent on healthcare and social services. The premiers should not be surprised that the federal government is going to reduce the transfer payments. Of course Harper’s looters in suits will continue to waste . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Harper Government Cuts to transfer payments to provinces should surprise no one
2011 Villain: Rob Ford | NoIndex | Torontoist
Rob Ford campaigned on lies, and blatant lies at that. A tough man in his position would fess up and admit he was mistaken about Toronto’s finances (or, alternatively, admit that he purposefully deceived the Toronto electorate so he could become mayor, and the question of . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob Ford: Coward of the Year
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
Toronto mayor feuds with Canada’s biggest daily
Conter likened Ford’s war against the media to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s tight limits on media access during the recent election race, during which he only allowed five questions from reporters at each daily news conference during campaigning.
“With the five questions, it isn’t just vetting questions, it . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob Ford = Fundamentally Undemocratic
The Grid TO | Budget 2012: Rob Ford’s sleight of hand
If Rob Ford hadn’t cut or cancelled all those taxes, we’d have enough to cover the entire budget hole without eliminating a single bus route, library hour or arts grant, without laying off a single staff member, and without drawing on reserves.
. . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob Ford’s Budget Con Job – "a giant scam being perpetrated on the citizens of Toronto."
Toronto News: Man settles G20 lawsuit, claims police brass ordered false arrests – thestar.com
Officers detaining Wall on June 27, 2010, told OPIRD investigators they were instructed to arrest people wearing bandanas, masks or gas masks concealing their identity. One officer said he was told to search anyone with a backpack, and if that person . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Toronto G20 Protests – Police Officers Were Given Orders to Make Illegal Arrests
NOW Magazine // Daily // News // Mammoliti slams door on councillorsGiorgio Mammoliti, acting on behalf of the mayor, barred councillors Kristyn Wong-Tam and Janet Davis from the recent Child Task Force meeting. The meeting was supposed to be an open m… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: More gangster politics/backroom dealing from Ford Nation
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?