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Extra, Extra: 3D Rob Fords, Olivia Chow Enters the Mayoral Race, and the Long and Endless Winter

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  • Because you’re always looking for additions to the elaborate Rob Ford–themed diorama you’re building—which at this point doubtless contains action figures, bobbleheads, and garden gnomes—you might want to pick up a 3D-printed figurine of “Rob Ford Canada’s Mayor of Toronto.” The version pictured features our mayor holding a pink donut and a rock (“because everyone loves rocks!!”), but you can request really any item you’d like—perhaps “a mini whiskey bottle, a cigarette, or an engagement ring!!”
  • Olivia Chow has now officially entered the mayoral race, and the attack websites are already up and running: here, for example, you can learn about the fact that Chow may have broken “the strict guidelines around using taxpayer money” for political advertising and that this possible fact has been “Authorized by the John Tory for Mayor Campaign.”
  • We hope you’ve already started shopping for all the special people on your list, because Christmas is only…actually, Christmas isn’t for a long time. This is March. It’s just the weather that’s making it feel as if we’re stuck in mid-December.

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  • Steveinto

    You know your a winner when the lies appear spun as fact before the facts are even in.

  • wklis

    The Rob Ford figurines “Made In America”? What a waste of gravy. Should be made in China to save on money.


  • PatrickinVictoria

    The figurine looks like a blend between Doug Ford and Rob Ford.

  • rich1299

    True but reality doesn’t matter in politics. I’m sure someone is going to start going on about how Olivia and Jack lived in “subsidized” housing when they were both working as city councillors. The fact that wasn’t true and was corrected immediately when the first report came out, they were paying market rate in a co-op, didn’t matter at all. Olivia will be portrayed as a pig at the trough while they defend Ford’s use of city resources for his personal benefit.

    • OgtheDim

      Someone goes on about that every time either Layton or Chow are mentioned.

    • amy teill

      True. And all that shows me about her “opponents” is that they don’t understand the very basic concepts of MP duties and co-op housing. If you’re not intelligent enough to work through these very simple facts, what makes you intelligent enough to run a city?

  • Kivi Shapiro

    It does actually feel a lot like Christmas.