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In the wake of Rob Ford’s interview with Conrad Black—in which the mayor suggested Blair’s treatment of him was politically motivated—city councillors are calling on the mayor and his brother to step back from budget negotiations involving the police. And Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly (as well as all other right-thinking people) is calling on the mayor to apologize to Star reporter Daniel Dale for insinuating he might be a pedophile. At a news conference he held today at 4 p.m., Ford indicated he would do neither of these things. Mostly, he wanted to talk about the land transfer tax.
In September, a Toronto police officer, Constable Babak Andalib-Goortani, was found guilty of assault with a weapon, for an incident that took place during the G20. A judge found that Andalib-Goortani used excessive force while arresting Adam Nobody, a 27-year-old G20 protester, at Queen’s Park on June 26, 2010. Canadian Press is reporting that today Andalib-Goortani was sentenced to 45 days of jail time.
One is a convicted criminal, one faces a growing range of allegations. One is known for using very big words, one for using barely any at all. Watch along with us as they congratulate themselves on their leadership and honesty!