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Rob Ford’s Conflict of Interest Case

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  • 20130531minnanwong John Tory Chooses Denzil Minnan-Wong to Be Deputy Mayor Dec. 1, 2014 2:10 PM - Umbrella enthusiasts beware: Mayor John Tory has chosen right-wing councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34, Don Valley East) to serve as deputy mayor, and wants to put him on the Waterfront Toronto board, too. Tory will also ask council to appoint three additional (and largely ceremonial) deputy mayors—Vincent Crisanti (Ward 1, Etobicoke North), Glenn De Baeremaeker […]
  • Lessons from Rob Ford’s City Hall Oct. 28, 2014 10:00 AM - I was an unlikely attendee at my first city council meeting, in May 2011. I wasn’t a journalist at the time and didn’t have a particular stake in any of the issues being debated that day, but I found myself in the council chamber, feeling out of place, yet compelled to be there. As I […]
  • john-tory Liveblog: Municipal Election 2014 Oct. 27, 2014 7:34 PM - Click on any ward to see council results. Colours indicate which mayoral candidate won in each ward: We’ve been in campaign mode so long we can barely remember what anything else feels like, but today Torontonians finally went to the polls, and tonight we’ll learn what the last ten months of debates, slogans, and surprises […]
  • Photo by Keith Armstrong from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. Why We Must Talk About White Privilege Oct. 27, 2014 2:45 PM - In the last days of Toronto’s municipal election campaign, front-runner John Tory was asked—in the wake of a growing wave of racist attacks against Olivia Chow and a number of visible minority council and school board candidates—whether white privilege exists. His response: “No, I don’t know that it does.” It is crucial that we distinguish […]
  • Photo by Liam Casey. The Strange Journey of Ari Goldkind Oct. 25, 2014 11:00 AM - There are two Ari Goldkinds: the one before the gunshot, and the one after. “Sometimes talking about it overwhelms me,” he says over lunch in Forest Hill in mid-September. “It’s every day.” It is the only time in six weeks Goldkind cries. During those six weeks, he forced his way into the public conversation as […]
  • Photo by Loozrboy, from the Torontoist Flickr pool. The Fate of the Sheppard East Light Rail Line Oct. 21, 2014 1:30 PM - The Sheppard East LRT once again faces an uncertain future. The $1.1-billion project, nixed by Rob Ford, and then embraced once again in 2012 by Toronto council after public debate and input from an arms-length panel, will face renewed opposition after the municipal election on October 27. Mayoral candidate Doug Ford already intends to cancel […]
  • olivia-chow-endorsement Endorsement: Olivia Chow for Mayor Oct. 17, 2014 10:56 AM - We begin—because given the last four years in the life of Toronto, it is vital to start here—with Doug Ford. His platform is primarily defined by the goal of continuing with the style of governance introduced by his brother outgoing mayor Rob Ford. Rob Ford’s tenure in office has been disastrous for City Hall, and […]
  • Photo from Andray Domise's Facebook page. City Council Endorsement: Andray Domise for Ward 2, Etobicoke North Oct. 14, 2014 11:00 AM - Of all the politicians standing for re-election in Toronto, Rob Ford is the one who has inflicted the greatest damage on the city, the one of whom we most need to be free. He is not, as originally planned, running for mayor: facing a cancer diagnosis, he decided instead to run for councillor in his […]
  • Photo by Martyn, from the Torontoist Flickr pool. Understanding Metrolinx Oct. 8, 2014 2:10 PM - Transit often seems to be the all-consuming issue in Toronto. It’s impossible to live here without griping about the lines we haven’t built, our inability to pay for new transit, and how annoying it is to wait forever for a streetcar and then have three show up at the same time. But wait! We have […]
  • doug-ford-transit-map The Ford Family Subway Plan Oct. 7, 2014 9:00 AM - The Ford mayoralty is built on a few catch phrases and a simple prescription for public transit: Subways! Subways! Subways! Not for Toronto, those pesky streetcars masquerading as “LRT.” Ford built a campaign around the idea that suburbs like Scarborough deserved the same sort of high-capacity transit already enjoyed downtown—and, equally importantly, that roads were […]
  • rob-ford-conflict-of-interest-reaction Rob Ford Issues Audio Statement Sep. 18, 2014 2:45 PM - Mayor Rob Ford, recently diagnosed with a malignant abdominal tumour, has recorded an audio statement in order to “speak directly to the people of this great city.” In it, he thanks his family, his medical team, and Torontonians for their support and reveals that he will begin chemotherapy in a few hours’ time. He also […]
  • Screenshot from Doug Ford Launches Campaign Website Sep. 18, 2014 1:40 PM - Doug Ford, Rob Ford’s brother and campaign manager, entered the mayoral race on September 12 after Rob Ford withdrew because of health concerns—Doug has not been vigorously campaigning, preferring to focus on the challenges currently facing his brother. But the candidate has now taken steps to establish a presence online and in social media, launching […]
  • Photo by bradley.obrien from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. Subway vs LRT: You Do the Math on Scarborough Transit Sep. 18, 2014 12:30 PM - Subways are once again on the city’s agenda. Council has gone back and forth on the issue numerous times. As things stand the signed agreement with the province is to build an LRT, but all three levels of government have since then agreed to construct a subway instead. Council has passed a dedicated property tax […]
  • 20140918GladHand Glad Hand: Reaction Sep. 18, 2014 10:08 AM - Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.
  • john-tory-ford-reaction-gio Mayoral Candidates and Ford Family React to News of Rob Ford’s Cancer Diagnosis Sep. 17, 2014 6:48 PM - Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a rare tumour—a pleomorphic liposarcoma—and will begin chemotherapy within 48 hours. Dr. Zane Cohen of Mount Sinai Hospital announced the details at a press conference Wednesday afternoon; shortly thereafter, mayoral opponents Olivia Chow and John Tory met with reporters outside City Hall to comment on the news. Ford’s […]
  • Dr. Zane Cohen updating reporters on Rob Ford's cancer diagnosis. Rob Ford Diagnosed With Malignant Abdominal Tumour Sep. 17, 2014 5:50 PM - Dr. Zane Cohen, the colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital who is overseeing the medical team taking care of the mayor, announced Wednesday afternoon that Rob Ford has a malignant abdominal tumour. It’s been identified as a pleomorphic liposarcoma—a rare type of cancer that arises out of the body’s fatty tissue. More details from his […]
  • Photo by Greg Stacey from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. Rob Ford Reportedly Undergoes Lung Biopsy Sep. 16, 2014 1:00 PM - On September 12, Rob Ford withdrew from the mayoral race after a tumour was discovered in his abdomen. Yesterday, he spoke on the phone with the Sun‘s Joe Warmington, and revealed that the doctors at Mount Sinai have performed a second biopsy, this time on his lungs. The hospital has not released any additional details […]
  • (L) Detail of an image from John Tory's Facebook page; (R) detail of an image by Christopher Drost. Olivia Chow and John Tory Respond to Rob and Doug’s Campaign Switch Sep. 12, 2014 5:54 PM - It’s been an eventful day in Toronto politics. Rob Ford dropped out of the mayoral race to be replaced by Doug Ford, Michael Ford dropped out of the Ward 2 race to be replaced by Rob Ford, and Michael Ford registered to run for for school trustee of Ward 1. Mayoral candidates Olivia Chow and […]
  • Photo by John Tavares, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. Statement from Rob Ford on Withdrawal From Mayoral Race Sep. 12, 2014 1:40 PM - Rob Ford has just issued a statement about his decision to withdraw his bid for re-election as Toronto’s mayor, via his campaign’s communications director, Jeff Silverstein. The full text: As many of you know I’ve been dealing with a serious medical issue, the details of which are unknown. But I know that with the love […]
  • Photo by John Tavares, from the Torontoist Flickr pool. Rob Ford Withdraws From Mayoral Race; Doug Ford Running in His Place Sep. 12, 2014 1:08 PM - Rob Ford has officially withdrawn from the mayoral race. On Wednesday, it was revealed that the mayor had been hospitalized because of a tumour in his abdomen. He does not yet have a firm diagnosis, but the mayor’s brother Doug Ford has indicated that the mayor is in the “fight of his life.” Withdrawal papers […]

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