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« Reply #1350 on: May 29, 2013, 09:10:20 am »

OLP has a big 416 lead.
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« Reply #1351 on: May 29, 2013, 12:49:00 pm »

Henry Morgentaler has died.
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« Reply #1352 on: May 29, 2013, 02:24:47 pm »


Social conservatives celebrating? (Probably, and if so, ahh the irony)
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« Reply #1353 on: May 29, 2013, 02:26:23 pm »


Bad, bad news. I wonder if this whole Ford mess is hurting the provincial PCs?
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« Reply #1354 on: May 29, 2013, 03:13:40 pm »

Don't know how credible it is but there are rumors that the Ford folks are trying to destroy emails and phone records

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/05/29/rob_ford_former_staffers_email_telephone_records_ordered_destroyed_sources.html


I'm no expert, but I think emails are pretty hard to destroy
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« Reply #1355 on: May 29, 2013, 05:55:53 pm »

No, he's not guilty at all Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1356 on: May 30, 2013, 11:40:59 am »

Apparently Ford's poll numbers had hit rock bottom long before the Crack issue, as evidenced by a new poll: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/05/27/mayor_rob_fords_popularity_unaffected_by_drug_allegations_and_denials_poll_finds.html

He would lose to Olivia Chow 56-36 in the next election.  And here I thought more than 1 in 3 Torontonians were morons.
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« Reply #1357 on: May 30, 2013, 11:42:51 am »

This one's a doozy: "In a three-way contest between the mayor, Chow, and radio host John Tory, Chow wins with 42 per cent of the vote to about 27 per cent for Ford and 24 per cent for Tory."

LOL John Tory is such an epic fail that he is polling lower than Ford. When Conservatives are given the option to vote for a sane conservative, they still pick Ford over the fail boat captain.
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« Reply #1358 on: May 30, 2013, 11:49:40 am »

Is this the usual stuff from posters, or is there serious speculation about John 'por favor' Tory actually running?

He hosts a radio show now? It's interesting how radio/television gigs are the main retirement options for failed politicians.
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« Reply #1359 on: May 30, 2013, 01:09:38 pm »

Thankfully, PCs are dropping Doug Ford- or more precisely, not clearing the field for him.
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« Reply #1360 on: May 30, 2013, 01:43:40 pm »
« Edited: May 30, 2013, 01:49:16 pm by dingojoe »

Ford's executive assistant quit today and his advisor on council relations was escorted out of the building by security (aka--fired--nope resigned on his own and was escorted out)

http://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2013/05/30/rob_ford_video_scandal_another_staffer_resigns.html


Ford is also reported to have told senior staff that he knew where the video was and not to worry about it

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/05/30/rob_ford_video_scandal_mayor_ford_said_he_knew_where_video_was_sources_say

An arrest has been made in the killing of man appearing in photo with Rob Ford, that man possibly being the original owner of the phone

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/05/30/rob_ford_video_scandal_second_arrest_in_murder_of_man_who_appears_in_photo_with_mayor_rob_ford.html

Lastly, there are reports that Ford has pushed his desk in front of his office door and said "You'll never take me alive"








OK, I made the last one up.
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« Reply #1361 on: May 30, 2013, 02:05:36 pm »

Ford's staff is down to 12 and that includes 3 recent hires:

David Price--family friend
Brandon Croskerry--27 year old singer-songwriter
JC Hasko-- 21-year-old Don Bosco Eagles assistant football coach and a personal trainer

Oh well, it's not like Toronto is a major city or anything.


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« Reply #1362 on: May 30, 2013, 02:09:12 pm »

CBC: Duffy wanted to be a minister and also wanted extra compensation on top of the usual senatorial pay. ROFLMAO.
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« Reply #1363 on: May 30, 2013, 02:33:59 pm »

CBC: Duffy wanted to be a minister and also wanted extra compensation on top of the usual senatorial pay. ROFLMAO.

Maybe Duffy could get a job in Toronto Mayor's office, Ford is apparently hiring.
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« Reply #1364 on: May 30, 2013, 02:36:21 pm »

Ford's staff is down to 12 and that includes 3 recent hires:

David Price--family friend
Brandon Croskerry--27 year old singer-songwriter
JC Hasko-- 21-year-old Don Bosco Eagles assistant football coach and a personal trainer

Oh well, it's not like Toronto is a major city or anything.




LOL. Who is the 2nd person?


If it's not just partisan BS, I applaud the way the Tories nominate candidates, by not parachuting them it, etc. Having said that, it would be hilarious if Doug Ford won the nomination. He's probably still very popular in his riding...
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« Reply #1365 on: May 30, 2013, 02:49:14 pm »

Wynne says she's very concerned but "there is no clear path for the province to intervene." She's probably referring to the Municipal Act's extremely murky Section 451.1 highlighted by Kinsella earlier this week. "If the Lieutenant Governor in Council considers that it is necessary or desirable in the provincial interest to do so, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations imposing limits and conditions on the powers of a municipality under sections 9, 10 and 11 or Part IV or providing that a municipality cannot exercise the powers in prescribed circumstances."
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« Reply #1366 on: May 30, 2013, 04:07:08 pm »

Ford's staff is down to 12 and that includes 3 recent hires:

David Price--family friend
Brandon Croskerry--27 year old singer-songwriter
JC Hasko-- 21-year-old Don Bosco Eagles assistant football coach and a personal trainer

Oh well, it's not like Toronto is a major city or anything.




LOL. Who is the 2nd person?



He has his own wiki page.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brendan_Croskerry

Really a songwriter.  Really one of the final 12.
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« Reply #1367 on: May 30, 2013, 07:59:22 pm »

Duffstuff continues to be absurd. In a similar vein, Dippers aren't the only ones with QC tax problems, though of course Soudas no longer works in the PMO. This would've been Strike 2 after Abdallah at the Port.
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« Reply #1368 on: May 30, 2013, 11:13:23 pm »

Does filling Quebec tax forms is that difficult?
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« Reply #1369 on: May 31, 2013, 10:33:34 am »

More crack gate developments: http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/posted-toronto/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/30/rob-ford-crack-drama-takes-a-surreal-turn-on-dixon-road

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« Reply #1370 on: May 31, 2013, 03:15:36 pm »

Bilingualism survey is out. Increase in Quebec, decrease in ROC, unsurprisingly.
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« Reply #1371 on: May 31, 2013, 03:16:20 pm »

Interesting write up by Nate Silver of all people as to why Canada hasn't won the Stanley Cup in 20 years: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/31/why-cant-canada-win-the-stanley-cup/?smid=tw-fivethirtyeight&seid=auto
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« Reply #1372 on: May 31, 2013, 03:32:01 pm »

More municipal godawfulness: Laval's current mayor has been named at Charbonneau and has asked the government to place Laval under trusteeship. He's "reconsidering" his plan to run for a full term this year, obviously. He's from Vaillancourt's PRO party.
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« Reply #1373 on: May 31, 2013, 04:53:25 pm »

Brazeau used taxpayer money to defend himself in the audit.
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« Reply #1374 on: June 01, 2013, 01:36:16 am »

Does anyone have the suspicion that Harper leaked the Duffy emails to ensure Duffy takes all the blame and limit the attention at himself?
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