Rob Ford is out of mayor’s race in Toronto, Doug Ford is in

It was a momentous day in the Toronto mayor’s race. With Mayor Rob Ford in hospital still facing a medical crisis, he has withdrawn from the race for mayor and is now running for council in ward 2. Meanwhile, his brother Doug Ford has now filed his papers and is now in the mayor’s race,…

Rob Ford in hospital: tumour rumours all over the Internet

What is next?! I was all set to finally talk about David Soknacki and what his withdrawal yesterday meant to the Toronto mayor’s race, and about the latest poll giving John Tory a 12-point lead, but now comes this latest news — terrible news, if true — about Mayor Rob Ford being admitted to hospital…

Toronto’s getting tired of Rob Ford, and so am I

I haven’t blogged much about Toronto mayor Rob Ford and his glorious comeback to the mayor’s office this week, a comeback which quickly descended into the usual gong show we have come to expect. Invitation-only press conferences, heckling from people in East York on Canada Day, and a bizarre confrontation with some shirtless guy dominated…

It’s days like today when I really, really miss Toronto

My love-hate relationship with Toronto continues. Now I’m back to wishing I was still there given its multitude of news and activity. First, the late night comedians are all having a field day over Rob Ford checking into rehab. Second, the PCs and NDP are all opposing the provincial budget, so Premier Kathleen Wynne has…

Olivia Chow joins mayors race to take on Tory, Ford in Toronto

It is an interesting political day in Toronto as Olivia Chow has joined the mayors race. She has resigned her seat as an NDP MP and will officially launch her campaign for mayor tomorrow. It sounds like she is lining up all the big back room boys in her corner — John Laschinger, Warren Kinsella,…

TORONTO COUNCIL TO MAYOR ROB FORD: GO AWAY, PLEASE.

What utter lunacy from Toronto city hall today. Council passes a motion asking Mayor Rob Ford to step aside. Now honestly, folks, what did you really expect these councillors to do? Nothing? Sounds like the meeting today was a three ring circus, with Rob’s brother Councillor Doug Ford confronting Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong on the floor and loudly asking him…

THIS WHOLE ROB FORD STORY IS NOW OFFICIALLY SAD

The further revelations of the past couple of days with respect to the whole fiasco with Mayor Rob Ford just leave me shaking my head. This really has turned into a sad, sad story. Of course, the late night comedians have had a field day lately targeting the Mayor, using lines like “drunken stupor” this…

ROB FORD’S CRACK COCAINE ADMISSION LEADS THE NEWS FROM NOWHERE

Welcome again to News from Nowhere, and who knew that the top story from politics would be from Canada. That’s right, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford finally got around to admitting he has used crack cocaine. He told the press and then later had his big apology. The news has now gone viral worldwide. This story…

ROB FORD SHOULD GIVE UP, ALREADY

The word “bombshell” has been used far too much as of late — mainly in connection to the Senate. But Mike Duffy and crew have been shoved to the back pages after the latest “bombshell” from Toronto. It turns out the infamous crack cocaine video featuring Mayor Rob Ford has finally emerged! Toronto police chief Bill…

ROB FORD WINS APPEAL; REMAINS MAYOR OF TORONTO

I must admit I was distracted this morning while writing my NDP debate stories from last night, because of the live reports from Mayor Rob Ford’s legal appeal in Toronto. As it turns out, he has won his appeal and therefore is going to remain in office as mayor of Toronto. Hopefully, this will be the end of this…

MORE VIOLENCE AND SHOOTING DEATHS IN TORONTO

Things seem to be going from bad to worse in my former home city of Toronto. The latest gun violence happened last night at a block party in east Scarborough on Danzig Street, where someone opened fire and shot 23 people, and killed two young persons. Just like the shooting at the Eaton Centre earlier this…