Duly Quoted: Rob Ford
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Duly Quoted: Rob Ford

Toronto's populist mayor, explaining why city council decided to prohibit plastic bags.

“It’s the people’s fault. Honestly, sometimes I get so frustrated because the people are just sitting back listening but they don’t pick up the phones, they don’t go down to City Hall, they don’t ask questions. It’s frustrating. I want them to get engaged in municipal politics and find out who their councillor is and know how they vote.”

—Rob Ford speaking on the John Oakley Show this morning, in the aftermath of the plastic bag debate. Yesterday, to Ford’s chagrin, councillors voted to ban plastic carryout bags in the City of Toronto as of January 1, 2013.