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Extra, Extra: Project Brazen 2 Confusion, Money for BMO, and John Tory’s Code of Conduct

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  • Finally, all questions related to Project Brazen 2 have been completely and satisfyingly resolved. It’s now clear that either (a) Sandro Lisi is guilty of extortion, (b) someone else is guilty of trying to extort money from the mayor, or (c) both of those things are true. It’s also clear that the investigation has either (a) stalled due to lack of evidence (“The investigation into Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will not move forward due to what appears to be lack of evidence”), or (b) not stalled at all (“‘…not until all of the data and all of the information is available to the investigators can you honestly say that you are concluded. I wouldn’t say we are concluded’”). It is always such a relief to get firm, unambiguous answers.
  • Today, city council voted 39-3 in favour of earmarking $10 million for the renovation and expansion of BMO Field. One of the three nay-sayers was Mayor Ford: as of yet, he has not indicated he voted “no” in error.
  • John Tory has laid out some plans and principles in a 10-point code of conduct. He intends, for example, to “respect and defend our laws, not break them” and to “show up for work each day to get things done.” Unfortunately, it seems he might already be keeping company with shady characters—who is this mysterious “XXXXX” who has such wonderful things to say about Tory’s sense of responsibility?

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