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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: Christopher Hume’s Withering Assessment of Rob Ford and His Enablers

That Ford can still find five members of council willing to do his bidding, no matter how transparently shabby it may be, also speaks volumes about the sorry state of Toronto politics. The members of this odious quintet — TTC commissioners Norm Kelly, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frank Di Giorgio, Cesar Palacio and Vincent Crisanti — shame . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Christopher Hume’s Withering Assessment of Rob Ford and His Enablers

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 . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Arrogant and The Obsequious