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Extra, Extra: Ford Stands by His Words, the TDSB Has Been Audited, and Look at Those Tiny Cartoon Clones

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  • In the wake of Rob Ford’s interview with Conrad Black—in which the mayor suggested Blair’s treatment of him was politically motivated—city councillors are calling on the mayor and his brother to step back from budget negotiations involving the police. And Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly (as well as all other right-thinking people) is calling on the mayor to apologize to Star reporter Daniel Dale for insinuating he might be a pedophile. At a news conference he held today at 4 p.m., Ford indicated he would do neither of these things. Mostly, he wanted to talk about the land transfer tax.
  • An audit of the Toronto District School Board has concluded that the board potentially misused funds, had some troubling issues with expense claims, and “chose not to follow advice received” about an existing wage freeze when it gave senior executives $1.29 million in raises. Not all the disturbing findings came with a clear price tag attached, though: the forensic auditors also suggested that an insidious “culture of fear” has taken hold of the board.
  • And because your head should not always have to be full of either vile insinuations from elected officials or cultures of fear, we give you tiny cartoon Orphan Black clones attending preschool together.

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