Extra, Extra: Snow Supports Rob Ford, CBC Supports DiBattista and Joe, and David Miller Supported the Suburbs

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Extra, Extra: Snow Supports Rob Ford, CBC Supports DiBattista and Joe, and David Miller Supported the Suburbs

Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
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Top: the field outside CityPlace last night. Bottom: a slight change, this morning. Photos by Martin Schultz.

  • On a snowy field wedged between the foot of Spadina and Bathurst streets, alongside the Gardiner and outside CityPlace, some Rob Ford–friendly snoetry popped up last night—and was quickly amended by a disgruntled local. [thanks to reader Dan McGee, who also sent photos along]
  • A year after Laura DiBattista got bounced from Citytv, she’s going to be the new host of CBC Radio One’s Here and Now, starting in the new year. And Jeff Douglas, of “My name is Joe, and I Am Canadian!” fame, will co-host As It Happens. So, CBC fans: good luck guessing their next hire.
  • “The room fell quiet for a moment. ‘Somebody’s touching me,’ Glenn De Baeremaeker joked.” Such jokers, our councillors.
  • Eye, meanwhile, anoints “the real mayors of Toronto” (or “The Toronto Power List,” if you prefer), from
    Jaime Watt of Navigator Ltd. to a sought-after Mount Sinai Hospital OB/GYN.
  • Across the pond, it looks like London’s Metropolitan Police may have to answer for their protester kettling in court.
  • And back home, on Spacing, Jonathan Goldsbie maps Rob Ford and David Miller’s respective city council committees—Executive, Budget, and TTC—and looks at which wards were and weren’t represented on them. Miller, it turns out, reached out to suburban councillors and wards more than Ford did downtown ones.

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