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Extra, Extra: Saving the TTC, Rob Ford Making History, and Free Visits to the ROM

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.

  • In Tess Kalinowski’s free Star e-book Can this man save the TTC? the transportation reporter takes a long and thoughtful look at TTC CEO Andy Byford and the challenges he faces. It is a long and thoughtful piece because the situation is complicated, the challenges he faces are indeed considerable, and, of course, it would probably not be good journalistic practice to answer the title’s question with a simple “yes” or “no” and then leave it at that.
  • Tonight, Rob Ford will be officially launching his campaign for mayor. No big deal, or anything―it’ll probably just feature thousands of people, a fire truck, and, according to Doug Ford, be “history in the making.” Rob is apparently planning to speak for about 20 minutes, and Doug indicated that his brother’s address will involve “some humility, a lot of accomplishments.”
  • If you like lots of people and history-making events, but for some reason you aren’t able to or don’t want to attend the Rob Ford campaign launch, you’ll be happy to hear that on May 3 and 4, the ROM will be offering free general admission to all its public galleries. We are concerned, though, by the museum’s lack of a novelty promotional firetruck and hope it will acquire one soon.

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