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Extra, Extra: Rob Ford “Apologizes,” Doug Ford Yells, and a Globe and Mail Strike Is Averted

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

  • In the wake of Rob Ford’s invitation-only so-called press conference, city council has voted to ban invite-only media events on City property. Always good to reaffirm that press conferences should, you know, be open to the press.
  • Council also reaffirmed today that it’s not above yelling—or rather, Doug Ford reaffirmed that, by yelling repeatedly at Speaker Frances Nunziata during what was supposed to be a discussion of whether his brother should be made to apologize for robocalls he made in Councillor Paul Ainslie’s ward. After the issue had been debated for some time, Rob Ford delivered an apology of sorts, which Ainslie accepted.
  • And Rob Ford once again reaffirmed that he’s not above refusing to participate in a gracious gesture honouring worthy people and Pride: he was the only one who remained seated while council rose to honour the work done by Kristyn Wong-Tam to make WorldPride a success.
  • It appears that the Globe and Mail and its unionized employees have reached a tentative deal and that a strike will be averted—which we assume means the company will no longer be needing a large fence.

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