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    Re: Toronto Mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I picked other.I could care less what the mayor of Toronto does. Its like trying to care what the mayor of Istanbul Turkey, Oaxaca Mexico, Pretoria South Africa or the mayor of some other city does.
    Frankly, I have a hard time caring about my own city's mayor half the time.
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    Re: Toronto Mayor

    He should resign.

    Though, I'm not going to lie, watching this fiasco is really, REALLY hilarious!
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    Re: Toronto Mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    He should resign.

    Though, I'm not going to lie, watching this fiasco is really, REALLY hilarious!
    It surely is - FordGate, CrackGate, CanukGate, Eh?Gate, TorontoGate.....pick one!

    Pure entertainment value at it's finest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    It surely is - FordGate, CrackGate, CanukGate, Eh?Gate, TorontoGate.....pick one!

    Pure entertainment value at it's finest!
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    The guy is a disgrace and should resign from office. I was in Toronto a year ago and he was in the middle of a controversy then about driving and reading at the same time. The guy is just toxic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The guy is a disgrace and should resign from office. I was in Toronto a year ago and he was in the middle of a controversy then about driving and reading at the same time. The guy is just toxic.
    A toxic buffoon covers the crack mayor fairly well.

    His flame gets smaller each day......
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    At least some comedy comes from it all.
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    Re: Toronto Mayor

    What's a guy gotta do to get fired from this peckerwoods outfit?
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    I couldn't really understand from day one how anyone voted for this guy, but I understand even less those who still ardently support him now. It takes a real special kind of conservative to still defend Ford after all this ****.

    He's not saving the city money. He has wasted more money than the past 4 mayors, in the form of trashing projects that were already in progress. The light-rail system in Toronto that was still in the discovery process was unilaterally trashed by him, but there were still $200 million in agreements with contractors that had to be paid out -- all for work that was never completed. We had a real chance at some restorative infrastructure projects to at least make an ATTEMPT to patch Toronto's aging systems, but he pretty much tossed them all out and with no clear rationale. He invites all the developers to the buffet but then scraps all projects that would help Toronto transition to higher density living, i.e. bike lanes. And no for reason other than 'Toronto is a car city, screw bikes.'

    I don't really care that he smoked crack. Drugs should be decriminalized. What I care about is that this guy has zero diplomacy, zero cooperation, is a hypocritical hardliner, makes no effort to cross lines, is totally unprofessional (showing up to city hall meetings wearing a hockey jersey?), is an absolute nepot and crony, and is a complete embarrassment. I have a friend in Japan who has heard about Rob Ford. Toronto is a global laughing stock because of him.

    Most of his supporters at city hall have abandoned him. His recourse was to try firing them, so city councilors responded by stripping him of his ability to fire executives. He's trying to silence all dissent, all proper political process, all democracy. And to add insult to injury, he absolutely 100% refuses to step down despite an approval rating less than 30% and all of city council asking him to. He's one of those stubborn bulls who will just dig his heels in until the courts tell him to GTFO. If we didn't have the power controls in place to stop him, Toronto would be dealing with utter fascism right now.

    He's a total embarrassment and the worst mayor Toronto has had in 50+ years.

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    Re: Toronto Mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    I couldn't really understand from day one how anyone voted for this guy, but I understand even less those who still ardently support him now. It takes a real special kind of conservative to still defend Ford after all this ****.

    He's not saving the city money. He has wasted more money than the past 4 mayors, in the form of trashing projects that were already in progress. The light-rail system in Toronto that was still in the discovery process was unilaterally trashed by him, but there were still $200 million in agreements with contractors that had to be paid out -- all for work that was never completed. We had a real chance at some restorative infrastructure projects to at least make an ATTEMPT to patch Toronto's aging systems, but he pretty much tossed them all out and with no clear rationale. He invites all the developers to the buffet but then scraps all projects that would help Toronto transition to higher density living, i.e. bike lanes. And no for reason other than 'Toronto is a car city, screw bikes.'

    I don't really care that he smoked crack. Drugs should be decriminalized. What I care about is that this guy has zero diplomacy, zero cooperation, is a hypocritical hardliner, makes no effort to cross lines, is totally unprofessional (showing up to city hall meetings wearing a hockey jersey?), is an absolute nepot and crony, and is a complete embarrassment. I have a friend in Japan who has heard about Rob Ford. Toronto is a global laughing stock because of him.

    Most of his supporters at city hall have abandoned him. His recourse was to try firing them, so city councilors responded by stripping him of his ability to fire executives. He's trying to silence all dissent, all proper political process, all democracy. And to add insult to injury, he absolutely 100% refuses to step down despite an approval rating less than 30% and all of city council asking him to. He's one of those stubborn bulls who will just dig his heels in until the courts tell him to GTFO. If we didn't have the power controls in place to stop him, Toronto would be dealing with utter fascism right now.

    He's a total embarrassment and the worst mayor Toronto has had in 50+ years.
    Well since trams (lets call light rail what it is) is a terrible idea that isn't so bad. Fortunately the loon Bergeron who was the biggest pusher of the crappy idea here in Montreal lost so that is on the backburner for now. As to the bike lanes stuff it has done nothing but cause congestion here in Montreal and though the bike season is longer in Toronto it still is at best a 3 season means for a small percentage of people to get around.
    However yes Ford is an embarrassment but for some reason Toronto seems to love crazy mayors look at Mel Lastman
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