Driving The Porcelain Bus: Respect for the Taxpayer from Rob Ford – NOT!

Rob Ford got his lackeys on the TTC council to fire Gary Webster, the Chief General Manager the other day for doing his job well. They fired him without just cause. As a result, the City (that’s you, taxpayers), will be on the hook for $560,000.00 for Gary’s severance package. They could have let him ...

Politics and its Discontents: Ford Gets His Way

The blowt king, aided and abetted by his minions, has gotten his way. Toronto is the poorer for it. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: The Arrogant and The Obsequious

For those both fascinated and repelled by the abuse of power happening in Toronto, and the obsequious who make possible that abuse, I highly recommend today’s column by Royson James, who speculates on the qualities of pusillanimous appeasement that will be required in Gary Webster’s replacement. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: The Dark Ford Forces Prepare

Were I given to rhetorical flourishes, which of course I am not, I might refer to the gathering tomorrow of Mayor Ford and his good soldiers as a mini-Wannsee Conference as they prepare their plan to dispatch not just TTC head Gary Webster but up to five TTC executives. Says good soldier/Ford loyalist/TTC commissioner Frank ...

Politics and its Discontents: Torontonians Rising to the Challenge Presented by Mayor Ford’s Fascism

Although I don’t live in Toronto, I am riveted to and outraged by stories of those who abuse their power. As discussed in my previous post, that is precisely what is transpiring in ‘the big smoke’ under the direction of Rob Ford and his acolytes. Fortunately, however, people are fighting back. Despite the fact that ...

Politics and its Discontents: Fascism Spreads To Toronto

Although Canada will likely never see executions for wrong-thinking, the career equivalent of such is very much evident in Toronto, under the benighted ‘leadership’ of Rob Ford and his cabal of retrogressive ‘thinkers’ and Ford loyalists (aka TTC Commissioners Norm Kelly, Vince Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Denzil Minnan-Wong and Cesar Palacio}. A special meeting of ...