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Fri Oct 26, 2012, 10:13 AM

Toronto's mayor doesn't handle criticism well





from the Toronto Star:


Daniel Dale and David Rider
Urban Affairs Reporters


Under fire again from the citys integrity commissioner and ombudsman, Mayor Rob Ford responded Thursday with a proposal: eliminate their jobs, plus the job of the lobbyist registrar.

Fords comments drew scorn and skepticism from councillors.

I think that the timing is curious at best, said Josh Colle, a centrist swing voter. Its a coincidence, Im sure, said conservative Gloria Lindsay Luby, laughing.

The proposal has no chance of success. Provincial law requires Toronto to have an integrity commissioner and ombudsman, and there is nearly no council support for scrapping the office of the lobbyist registrar. .................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/cityhallpolitics/article/1277651--mayor-rob-ford-wants-to-eliminate-city-watchdog-offices



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marmar Oct 2012 OP
SidDithers Oct 2012 #1
Fix The Stupid Oct 2012 #3
xchrom Oct 2012 #2
Canuckistanian Oct 2012 #4
laundry_queen Oct 2012 #5
Spazito Oct 2012 #6

Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 10:17 AM

1. Ford is a piece of work...

We're waiting on the ruling on conflict-of-interest charges that were presented at a hearing from last month. If the presiding judge rules against Ford, he'll be removed as mayor and will be barred from holding public office for 7 years.

Fingers crossed.

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 10:38 AM

3. Can't stand that POS.



Rules are for the little people I guess...

In the end, after all his bravado and BS, he's just like all the other politicians he so eagerly derides...corrupt to the bone.

Good riddance - won't come soon enough.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 10:35 AM

2. That face... Nt

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 10:42 AM

4. I still can't believe the people of Toronto voted this cretin in

I remember protests against him before the election. There were many people warning that is exactly how he would behave if he got in office.

They were right.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 11:19 AM

5. That's probably because people like him are generally quite predictable.

But seriously, I think he's worse than was even expected. I'll never forget the toddler-pout when his brother lost more weight than him in some kind of diet contest they were doing. He was seriously being a fucking crybaby about it. I'm thinking, "omg, you are a FUCKING ADULT! Act like it!"

I wouldn't allow my kids to act the way he does. God, he's such a POS.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 11:28 AM

6. He and Chris Christie could be twins....

and not because of their size, because of their boorish behavior, juvenile temper tantrums.

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