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Extra, Extra: Mammoliti’s Code of Conduct, All-You-Can-Eat Poutine, and Gutless Media

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

  • A fundraiser was held for Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7, York West) in 2013. Guests—including lobbyists—payed $5,000 per table to attend. The event organizer then presented the councillor with two cheques, each worth $40,000. The City’s integrity commissioner has found that this payment contravened the City’s code of conduct and has recommended that Mammoliti be docked three months’ pay. The fundraiser’s tagline? (Because apparently fundraisers have taglines.) “Giorgio Mammoliti: ‘In my business you have to plan for the unexpected.’”
  • If the beef tenderloin in a green peppercorn reduction served at, say, a Mammoliti fundraiser isn’t really your thing, perhaps we could interest you in all-you-can-eat poutine for $15. The money wouldn’t fill any political war chests, but it would go to filling you with poutine.
  • Star columnist Royson James has called Ford’s press conference this past Monday contemptible, condemned the media as gutless and in need of a spine—and is now explaining why his bosses have taken offence and why he doesn’t care. Also today, Rob Ford made an escape through a restaurant kitchen in order to avoid having to answer questions from reporters.

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  • OgtheDim

    The Star is getting soft. Get the sources, publish and ef em if they don’t want to play by the rules but expect you to.

  • tyrannosaurus_rek

    There needs to be a Shirtless Jogger wherever Ford shows up, demanding he answer questions and calling him out for his history of racist, misogynist, and homophobic remarks. If the media won’t do it…

    • Punned_It

      If you run into Ford anywhere, ask him for a photo.

      Start recording video.

      Ask him one of the questions he keeps ducking.

      Record his answer, or lack thereof, and post it.

      He refuses to talk to reporters – perhaps he will talk to taxpayers?

      • vampchick21

        At best, the taxpayer will get some memorized campaign slogan that has nothing whatsoever to do with the question.

  • Notcleverguy

    With the Fords doing their best to use their office to influence peddle to benefit their family business, and Mammo basically pocketing “campaign money”. This city really needs mechanisms in place to oust these types of lying cheats.

  • Notcleverguy

    I hate that so much attention is being heaped on the idiot Fords, but I thought this should have a wide audience.

    A father of an autistic child filed a complaint with the city integrity commissioner for the comments Doug made about the residents of the Griffen house. He asked for a public apology.

    Doug Ford’s response, and this is a direct quote, “He can go to hell”
    Doug Ford, pure evil.

  • dsmithhfx

    80-grand vs 3 months pay? Mammo comes out well ahead.