Well it seems like I've been waiting forever, but Olivia Chow is finally ready to begin her campaign to become the next Mayor of Toronto.After a year of careful preparation, Olivia Chow is finally ready to enter what is fast shaping up as a tough race to become Toronto’s next mayor. Chow is fully expected to file her formal nomination papers at city hall during the week of March 17 and will immediately release her complete campaign platform, which is being described as “ambitious, surprising and bold.”Read more »
Part of Jimmy Kimmel’s interview of Rob Ford:
A lot of people on twitter were saying that Jimmy Kimmel, a comedian, asked the questions Peter Mansbridge wouldn’t, that it was one of the most hard-hitting interviews of Ford. Kimmel directly confronted Ford on his domestic abuse charges and drug use. Ford in all this seemed out of it, was cringe-worthy to watch. It can’t have been a good night for Ford, with a headline like “Rob Ford Ridiculed on Jimmy Kimmel Live” on the CBC.
After, just to show what a joke Ford is, Gonzo the Great – who followed (Read more…)
Alison Redford’s party awaits the Alberta Premier’s arrival before boarding their Government of Alberta aircraft. Actual Alberta big shots may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Pompeia, the wife of Caesar, who divorced her; and Marie Antoinette, who didn’t say “let them eat cake” but came to a bad end anyway.
What goes up must come down, we used to say, and that adage appears to include both Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s in-flight fancies aboard the government’s aircraft and the first-class compartments of commercial airliners and her entire political career.
Who would have thought it would be airplane rides (Read more…)
Well he went down to Los Angeles where he was given the celebrity treatment by Jimmy Kimmel.It all went to his head like a hit from a crack pipe.Until he left Tinseltown tonight, feeling like a sucker. Read more »
He is somewhere in Hollywood.
Did you mistakenly think that the Manning Centre’s attempt to bend the 2013 Calgary municipal election to more “conservative” was an aberration? You would be quite wrong.
The author of the Metro News article is considerably more charitable than I am about the matter – but then again, he was in Ottawa, not Calgary and didn’t necessarily see the full breadth of the effort on the part of the angry right wing to twist the election. When right-wingers from across the country huddled in Ottawa last weekend for the Manning Networking Conference, they understandably had their eye on the (Read more…)
Rob Ford is gone Hollywood and is also going to the Oscars, he is quite the actor and his performance deserves an Oscar. He has been a train-wreck as a mayor but very entertaining. Ford does love the attention – even if it is for drug use and crass behaviour. He must have enjoyed the limo ride he got from late night host Jimmy Kimmel. It will be worth watching him on Jimmy Kimmel’s show tonight.
It looks he is more well-known in U.S than Canada.
Former Progressive Conservative Whip Steve Young gets ready to give it to his premier and party leader at yesterday’s caucus meeting in Edmonton. Actual unrepentant Tory MLAs may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: The actual Mr. Young, apparently yelling something; his friend Wildrose MLA Ian Donovan; Premier Alison Redford’s executive assistant, Brad Stables.
After yesterday, it looks as if Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s government can now adopt a new motto: “Forever Young.” Or maybe that should actually be, “Young Forever…”
Regardless, it appears that if he wishes, Edmonton-Riverview MLA Steve Young can be part of her caucus (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 […]
After reading this, I wonder just who from Harper’s inner circle is advising their campaign? In another pointed jab at the gay community, Doug Ford accused the mother of a gay son of “bullying” for accusing Rob Ford of homophobia.Rob Ford has begun his mayoral campaign by saying that hedeliberately avoids the Pride festival and vocally opposing the city’s decision to fly a rainbow flag during the Olympics in solidarity with the gay community in Russia. Doug Ford, his brother’s campaign manager, has complained that Pride involves “buck naked men.”On the second episode of (Read more…)
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Robyn Doolittle was the guest on Alberta At Noon on CBC today, and the discussion naturally revolved around Rob Ford.
Recently, Rob Ford has turned up in Vancouver – intoxicated apparently – and in nightclubs in Toronto. When he has been accused of being intoxicated, he has tried to dodge behind the veil of “well, it’s my personal time, I can do what I like” argument.
I can appreciate that Mr. Ford has a desire for “personal time”, and to be free to do as he wishes in that time. However, when you are a public figure, the reality is (Read more…)
It was inevitable: a Rob Ford movie is coming soon to a theatre near you.
Just one week after the book release of Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story, by Toronto Star journalist Robyn Doolittle, Canadian production company Blue Ice Pictures have snapped up the film and television rights to the story.
“If you tried to make this story up, people would think it was over the top,” Doolittle said in a statement. “The Rob Ford investigation is something I’ve been working on for more than two years. It’s something I’m obviously very invested in. It’s so much more (Read more…)
When I went past Toronto's City Hall today I was happy to see the beautiful rainbow flag flying, like it is in so many other Canadian cities from St John's to Vancouver.As a gesture of solidarity with the brutally oppressed LGBT people of Russia.So you can imagine how angry I felt when I learned that the Con hog Rob Ford had tried to take it down. Read more »
I'm sure you remember the last time Rob and Doug Ford got their own Ford Nation TV show.And how it had to be cancelled after just ONE episode. Because the Ford brothers stank out the joint.And crappy low budget Fox News North ran out of tape…
Well brace yourself, they're BAAAAACK !!!!With their even lower budget YouTube show…Read more »
Yesterday, Rob Ford announced that he would not attend World Pride in Toronto because “I’m not going to change the way I am.” Judging from his continuing escapades, it would seem that the public can take that statement to the bank.
And, after reading Robin Doolittle’s book Crazy Town, Tasha Kheiriddin writes that Ford is anything but mayoral:
The Fords — according to Doolittle — live in a world of thugs and drugs. From high school on, the four Ford siblings — Kathy, Randy, Doug and Rob — were enmeshed in the drug culture in various ways, as (Read more…)
It is interesting.;)
Another good one.
Update: I found an interesting Gif:
There are quite a few more gifs here.
Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolittle discussed her new book Crazy Town — about the drama surrounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, the investigation that led to admission to having used crack cocaine and how the Ford phenomenon — with Twitter Canada CEO Kirsten Stewart at the Bloor Docs Cinema in Toronto on Monday evening.
I attended, and came home with my own copy of the book. I got a few chapters in on the subway and its a fascinating read so far, with a lot of interesting revelations about Doug Ford Sr. so far that were news to me. And just (Read more…)
I was short, it was brutal, and it was long overdue. Former media baron and convicted fraudster Conrad Black has been stripped of the Order of Canada by Gov. Gen. David Johnston.Black, on the recommendation of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, will also be removed from the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada. The Governor General’s office said in a release that both decisions were effective immediately.But Conrad Black has finally hit rock bottom. Read more »
The man himself is bad enough. A bully, an anti-gay bigot, a crass Con buffoon. The most famous Canadian in the world, to our everlasting shame, and the worst mayor Toronto or any other city has ever known.So the last thing I really needed to hear was more about his family's scary problems. Read more »
The never ending saga of Rob Ford is important to not just Toronto.
Toronto is the 4th largest city in North America and the 6th largest government in Canada. Businesses and governments determining whether or not to interact or do business in Canada are reading news and headlines about the mayor or Toronto. The city is making international headlines and not because of anything good or worthwhile.
Right now, the mayor of Toronto is a punchline. Right now, the mayor of Toronto is a habitual liar. Right now, the mayor of Toronto commands unwarranted reverence from provincial and federal politicians.
The latest chapter in the ongoing shameful political drama starring Toronto Mayor Rob Ford offers a glimpse into Canada’s broken democracy.
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New Rob Ford video leaves council members frustrated, stunned Toronto mayor should step down for the good of the city, Coun. Michael Thompson says
CBC News Posted: Jan 22, 2014 9:28 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 22, 2014 5:33 PM ET
Personally? LMAO, sorry, but this latest RoFo Rant knocked Harpster off the front page of Canada’s fawning press…in all it’s dreariness…they can’t seem to help themselves, pushing each other aside, like papparazzi after a B grade starlet, trying to be the ones with the longest, most boring coverage of Great Leader droning on and on in Israel, where the media (Read more…)
I have to admit I have been doing my best to ignore Rob Ford. I find keeping up with the criminal activities of Boss Harper and his Con gang hard enough.And I fear too much exposure to that monstrous dumb as a spoon Con buffoon might drive me over the edge eh?But how can you ignore this state of denial or delusion?Mayor Rob Ford called the events of Monday night a “minor setback” and offered no apology in a Wednesday evening press conference.Or the damage he is doing.Read more »
There’s a new Rob Ford video! The waiting is the hardest part.