Extra, Extra: Doug Ford's Inaccuracies, Ford Conflicts of Interest, and Olivia Chow's Campaign Platform
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Extra, Extra: Doug Ford’s Inaccuracies, Ford Conflicts of Interest, and Olivia Chow’s Campaign Platform

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  • When Doug Ford appeared on CBC’s Metro Morning today, he revealed more than simply his affection for the word “disingenuous.” He also, according to the Star‘s “campaign lie detector,” said nine inaccurate things on subjects such as John Tory’s pay and the Scarborough subway.
  • Rob and Doug Ford and conflict-of-interest allegations, together again: local activist Jude MacDonald has filed a conflict-of-interest complaint with the Ontario Superior Court, contending that the brothers ran afoul of Municipal Conflict of Interest Act when they debated and voted in council on matters involving their family company, Deco Labels and Tags.
  • Today, Olivia Chow released her complete campaign platform [PDF]. It mentions ideas she’s discussed before (about surface rail, child care, affordable housing, etc.), proposes new ones (institute a zero-tolerance policy on pedestrian deaths, add 200 kilometres of new bikes lanes, and do away with the Ontario Municipal Board)—and is bracingly purple, white, and yellow.

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