The Toronto municipal election is happening next month and this coming Monday there will be a debate between mayoral candidates regarding support for arts and culture. Hosted by ArtsVote at the TIFF Lightbox, the candidates will answer questions from culture leaders in the city. Each candidate will be able to discuss their plan for the future of culture in the city.
The best part is that the moderator is Damian Abraham from the band Fucked Up!
Date: Monday, September 29 Time: 12:00 – 2:00 PM Location: Cinema One, TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West (map) Tickets: free general admission seating. Box (Read more…)
I’m unique. I don’t mean that in an airy-fairy, sickeningly sentimental, we’re all individuals, be yourself sort of way. I mean it specifically in the sense that I live in Toronto (I’ve lived here all my life), but I’m not running for mayor. Alright, I exaggerated a tad in saying that not running for Mayor … Continue Reading
This year Toronto is witnessing a mayoral race between the worst mayor the city has ever seen and a few people who want his job. Not one candidate has come out to support bicycle based transportation (instead they debate how to better get cars through the city and not people). This isn’t a good thing. Last year in Toronto roughly 40 people were killed by car drivers, more than murdered by non-car homicides.
Local online press, Torontoist, has reacted to this by calling for people in the city to bring back “the war on the car”. People in Toronto ought (Read more…)
On #RobFord’s Critics: “You know why Rob Ford still wins and will keep on winning? All these people in the newspapers, writing blogs and rushing to criticize him are upper-middle […]
I’ve been riveted by the Rob Ford debacle, but I am conflicted about it. On the one hand, Rob Ford is – and always has been – a repugnant, pugnacious, pig-headed, hypocritical, right-wing bully, so there’s something kind of appealing about watching him self-destruct in such a spectacular way. I just want to grab some popcorn and sit down to watch the news…even the re-runs are good. On the other hand, I sometimes see hints of humility and glimpses of misery and I’m reminded that beneath that ugly veneer there’s a human being in extraordinary pain. He’s losing everything that (Read more…)
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford ‘could easily get re-elected’ The mayor’s base of support hasn’t eroded much, say experts
By Andre Mayer, CBC News Posted: Nov 05, 2013 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Nov 05, 2013 6:32 AM ET
Ford’s so-called ‘apology’ was the smart move for him…after all, it worked for Gordon Campbell, here in BC..Convicted of drunk driving in Hawaii, Campbell crocodile – tearfully went public and the mea culpas went straight to the twisted hearts of every right-winger in the Province…if a progressive politician were to do any of this, the cry would be for blood..but (Read more…)
Rob Ford, Senator Mike Duffy and Senator Pamela Wallin have something in common. They’re all good at contortion moves and dancing. The Canadian public is at awe at the expertise of these three public figures.
Must be a smart kid and a good administrator.
Bobby Tufts has been re-elected mayor of the small town of Dorset, Minn. Bobby was only three when he won election last year. (Jeff Baenen/Associated Press)
Looks much smarter than Rob Ford of Toronto. CBC story.
So I have received information on a poll done on preferred candidates for the Edmonton Mayoralty race this October.
This data is interesting as a provocation to conversation – not at all indicative or predicative of the outcome. I offer these results not to enhance the superficial horse-race analysis that is the media fodder of most of these polls. Note also that the predicative nature of “opinion” polls usually make astrology look good.
This poll is random in the province with a very small number of folks from Edmonton. So this is not “grain of salt” stuff, it is an (Read more…)
So I’m kinda dumb sometimes and I was wondering if it’s possible to impeach a mayor to get them out of office. So of course I did a Google search on “impeach the mayor”. Now I’m not sure if it’s just because Google searches use your region in the algorithm but it’s was quite funny to see that most of the top results involved our beloved Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford aka “Quimby”. Can anyone else try the same search elsewhere and see if the same thing happens?
It turns out there is already a petition started on-line and they have
. . . → Read More: Edwin Current: Impeach Mayor Rob Ford "Quimby"
So this is what I can piece together.
NOW magazine writes a glowing article on Giambrone and erroneously claims he’s gay.
Giambrone “laughs over” the story, light-heartedly corrects the record but then goes a step further and makes public the fact that he’s in a relationship with a woman named Sarah. Until this point no one had known, or particularly cared, who if anyone Giambrone was seeing.
Days later, Giambrone stages romantic dinner with Sarah at a restaurant and arranges for a Toronto Sun photographer to take their picture for the next day’s paper. In doing so, he (Read more…)