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Rob Ford’s Conflict of Interest Case

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Governance in the Age of Ford

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  • 3 Rob Ford Joins Civilization Apr. 11, 2014 9:20 AM - Canadian digital artist Steph Caskenette creates wickedly funny work. Earlier this year, her low polygon re-envisioning of the Super Mario World map blended a papercraft aesthetic with classic Nintendo nostalgia. Recently, Caskenette used the same technique to create cover art for an imaginary Little Golden Book, Ford More Years. And now, once again using our […]
  • 20140410GladHand Glad Hand: Where Things Are Hollow Apr. 10, 2014 10:44 AM - Glad Hand is Torontoist’s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.
  • Photo by Flickr user Sweet One. Bring Back the War on the Car Apr. 10, 2014 9:15 AM - Whatever happened to the War on the Car? I miss it. And I struggle to accept the fact that one madman’s election has really put an end to that great cause. But when I sift through the current campaign material published by his would-be successors, I can barely detect even a whiff of the old […]
  • quotedlarge Duly Quoted: Rob Ford on the Limits of His Office Apr. 7, 2014 1:30 PM - “I can do whatever I want. This is my office.” -Rob Ford, answering a reporter’s question about what he’d been doing in his office early (i.e., 1 a.m.-ish) Sunday morning. He’d dropped by City Hall after making an appearance at a Leafs game—and after his late-night pit stop at the office, the mayor went to […]
  • rob-doug-ford-youtube-web-show The Rob and Doug Ford Web Show Recap: Fan Fiction Edition Apr. 4, 2014 12:21 PM - It’s the Rob and Doug Ford show! On YouTube that is, because every day is really the Rob and Doug Ford show. The campaign season is heating up, with most candidates having done two debates, and people calling for details on transit funding and other vague policy ideas. But this is YouTube, the land where […]
  • New Project Brazen 2 Documents Detail Threats Related to Crack Video Apr. 3, 2014 2:11 PM - Released from a publication ban today, new details in the Project Brazen 2 ITO (none of which have been proven in court) reveal alleged wiretapped threats made by Ford friend Sandro Lisi—who is charged with extortion—and a north Etobicoke community fearful of retribution. Elena Basso, a Ford friend who lives at 15 Windsor Road, the […]
  • quotedlarge Duly Quoted: An Unnamed Source, on the OPP’s Project Brazen 2 Extortion Theory Apr. 3, 2014 10:15 AM - “Nobody understands how the OPP came up with this. The Toronto police don’t know where this is coming from.” -Unnamed source with “knowledge of the Toronto police involvement,” speaking to the Star about reports that the OPP and Toronto police are at odds over the Project Brazen 2 investigation. Toronto police hold that the mayor’s […]
  • ford child Kids Say the Rob Ford-est Things Apr. 2, 2014 11:45 AM - Someone give this child a prize for best performance by a young person in a humorous Rob Ford–themed video. We believe her when she says she didn’t make a crack in the living-room door, and that she is not in the habit of making cracks. We understand her frustration when her father insists on asking […]
  • fb3 Spotted: Anti-Ford Campaign Signs Mar. 31, 2014 11:30 AM - SPOTTED BY: Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park WHERE: Trinity Bellwoods Park WHEN: Monday, March 31 WHAT: Unusually straightforward campaign posters courtesy of imaginary anti-Ford candidates—and, it seems, the No Ford Nation campaign, which we mentioned just the other day, and which appears poised to make increasingly public and eye-catching political statements. It is perhaps sobering […]
  • quotedlarge Duly Quoted: Lawyer Peter Jacobsen, on Release of New Brazen 2 Information Mar. 28, 2014 1:44 PM - “What really will stick in the public’s mind is the attempts that were made, extreme attempts, that were made to get the video back—obviously, it mattered a great deal to certain people, and it appeared to matter a great deal to Mr. Lisi.” -Media lawyer Peter Jacobsen, discussing new details released today related to the […]
  • 20140327GladHand Glad Hand: How to Debate Mar. 27, 2014 11:00 AM - Glad Hand is Torontoist’s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.
  • Photo from Karen Stintz's Twitter account. Liveblog: Fact-Checking the First Televised Mayoral Debate Mar. 26, 2014 4:41 PM - For months, Rob Ford has insisted he wants to debate all comers in Toronto’s mayoral race. This evening, the mayor will get his wish, as the five leading candidates for mayor participate in their first debate from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Citytv and online. Mayoral contenders Ford, Olivia Chow, John Tory, Karen Stintz, […]
  • quotedlarge Duly Quoted: Sarah Thomson, on Being Marginalized by the Media Mar. 26, 2014 10:48 AM - “The media has tried to marginalize my candidacy, just as they have attacked the current Mayor. But the media will not decide the outcome of this election, you, along with hundreds of thousands of other real people will decide.” -Mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson, who today exchanged the poems and horse-drawn carriages of her campaign launch […]
  • Screenshot from Craigslist. Spotted: Someone Looking for a Tuba Player to Follow Rob Ford Around Mar. 26, 2014 9:21 AM - SPOTTED BY: Several local reporters. WHERE: On Craigslist. WHEN: Tuesday, March 25. WHAT: A want ad that quite clearly states what it is it wants: a tuba (or perhaps trombone) player willing to follow the mayor around for a day (while playing the instrument, obviously) in exchange for $125. This does not appear to be […]
  • quotedlarge Duly Quoted: Ford Lawyer Dennis Morris, on his Client’s Rights Mar. 25, 2014 12:31 PM - “We all have the right to remain silent.” -Rob Ford’s criminal lawyer Dennis Morris, often referred to as “Hotmail Lawyer” by City Hall watchers, comments in a CP24 interview on Monday on his client’s refusal to answer questions relating to the ongoing police investigation. New Project Brazen 2 court documents were released Wednesday and Monday […]
  • dennismorris Defending the Mayor Mar. 24, 2014 11:14 AM - No doubt you’ve heard of Mayor Rob Ford’s criminal lawyer, Dennis Morris. His client’s crack-smoking timeline is in the news again, thanks to the release of another ITO, the document that the police use to get court orders. And Morris is, too. This time, the ITO doesn’t tell us a lot more than we knew […]
  • Photo from Sarah Thomson's Twitter account. Can Sarah Thomson Keep It Real all the Way to the Mayor’s Chair? Mar. 21, 2014 1:11 PM - Remember how much fun we had in the municipal election of 2010? It boasted a field of candidates so spectacularly ineffectual that all were defeated by Rob Ford, who, although not yet the towering figure of notoriety he is today, had already managed to convince a great many people he was unfit to be mayor […]
  • Newly Released Court Documents Reveal Details About Crack Video Mar. 19, 2014 4:43 PM - Newly released police documents related to the Project Brazen 2 investigation describe the crack video that features Rob Ford and indicate that the mayor was afforded an opportunity to view the video, but chose not to. The mayor has repeatedly said that he wants to see the video—that he wants everyone to see it—most recently […]
  • quotedlarge Duly Quoted: David Soknacki, on Why Torontonians Shouldn’t Vote Strategically Mar. 17, 2014 12:50 PM - “I think Rob Ford is pretty capable of ruining his own chances, don’t you? I think the people of Toronto should support whoever best fits their criteria for an ideal mayor. Don’t vote out of fear, or compromise. Vote for the mayor this city deserves. If only early frontrunners won elections then we wouldn’t have […]
  • Photo by John Steven Fernandez, from the Torontoist Flickr pool. Spotted: Rob Ford on Parade Mar. 17, 2014 9:00 AM - SPOTTED BY: John Steven Fernandez, from the Torontoist Flickr pool. WHERE: St. Patrick’s Day Parade WHEN: Sunday, March 16 WHAT: An appearance by Rob Ford at the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. The giant-green-bowtie-wearing mayor was greeted by cheers and jeers, and many questions about his recent behaviour—in particular about a video that shows the […]

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