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Extra, Extra: Doug Ford’s Juicy Story, Olivia Chow’s Bike Plan, and WorldPride Flag-Raising

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

  • “You want a juicy story? There’s a breach of security in the mayor’s office.” It’s not what you’re thinking—in that what you’re thinking probably involves the mayor’s having done something questionable in his office. The person just quoted was, in fact, Doug Ford, who’s currently claiming that the Karen Stintz campaign has been using an e-mail list stolen from Rob Ford’s office.
  • Olivia Chow is promising that if she’s elected, she’ll build 200 kilometres of new bike lanes (it would obviously be more difficult for her do such a thing if she did not end up being elected). “I will leave the finer details to city planners,” she said of her proposal. “But it’s about having a grid, a network so you can continuously be on the bike line, so people feel safe and will get out of their cars and onto bikes.”
  • Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale) is looking forward to taking part in the official WorldPride 2014 flag-raising ceremony tonight. And there are many, many other people looking forward to tonight: 20,000 people are expected to attend the festivities at City Hall.

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  • Spek

    Hmm, this sounds like Doug is trying to find a reason for Rob to avoid apologizing to Stintz.

    • Notcleverguy

      This is the first thing that I thought of too.

      I wouldn’t put a pathetic tactic to create a deflection so as to feel you don’t have to address previous trash comments, past these two sick minded men.

  • dsmithhfx

    “July 2, he will be sitting down with some major media outlets Joe Warmington”

  • wklis

    CC to Karen Stintz and the other candidates.

    Just look at the other TO e-mail addresses in the e-mail you get, that’s what I do to get someone else’s e-mail address.

  • williamwoof

    I think this is just the Ford bullies trying to make themselves out as victims, I hope Toronto shuts both their mouths for good come election time

  • dannyR

    Doug’s exact words are:

    “Karen Stintz has illegally received a contact list from the mayor’s office.”

    This differs immaterially from “…has taken illegally…” = “has stolen”

    If this claim of Doug’s is false, he has committed slander. But when you’ve got money, you can afford to play with lawsuits and the courts, and back off/settle when the tactical advantage has already been gained. In this case, the advantage is more cheap-shot publicity for Rob Ford.

  • Graeme

    I wonder whether Rob will still want to “fuckin’ jam her” after this.

  • dsmithhfx

    Apparently Doug sees Rob battling Stintz for third place.

  • dannyR

    Then the Stintz people are sending emails to hundreds of drug-dealers, right?

  • Notcleverguy

    Hey Doug, what ever happened to, “It was a mistake, it’s in the past, we’re moving on.”?
    Seriously, someone, anyone, please keep vociferously asking Doug this question until his head explodes.