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Extra, Extra: Doug Ford Is 100 Per Cent Wrong, a Wide Swath of Freezing Rain, and a Mayoral Election Debate

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  • Because time passes and some things appear destined to occur again and again, we have another video featuring Rob Ford in what appears to be a state of intoxication. No cause for alarm, though—his brother Doug reminds us that Rob “never promised anyone he was going to stop, 100 per cent.” Except that, because comments people make during television interviews can be revisited and verified, we know that the mayor pretty much promised exactly that. In pretty much exactly those words.
  • What’s that, Environment Canada? You have another “special weather statement” for Toronto? It must read something along the lines of “prepare yourself for the loveliest, special-est weather possible, because spring is almost here,” because this has already been a five-year-long winter, and we could all use some relief. So when we read things like “potential for wintery weather on Wednesday” and “wide swath of freezing rain,” we have to assume you are (a) joking, and (b) not very kind or funny.
  • At least if winter’s still around next week, we’ll have a mayoral election debate to watch. That’s right: Olivia Chow, Rob Ford, David Soknacki, Karen Stintz, and John Tory will be turning up at CityNews on March 26, at which point Gord Martineau will ask them questions. CityNews also plans to announce “a ground-breaking way for viewers to interact with the broadcast,” which is very exciting, because that can only mean holograms. Right? We’re holding out for holograms.

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