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Re: Toronto and Ford ....
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2012, 11:17:56 AM »
Isn't that a traffic offense punishable by a fine?

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Re: Toronto and Ford ....
« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2012, 10:48:15 PM »
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« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2012, 06:40:52 PM »
Harper is coming to town tomorrow to 'walk Ford through' why we can't deport gun-toting criminals out of the country or to another city. Ford is back pedalling from hug-a-thug a wee bit, money talks and b.s. walks (that one just slayed me). He didn't get any 'new' money from McGuinty but he might get more legislation from Harper.


Meantime in Norway on the 1st anniversary of their mass killings - at the political level, the Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg pledged to do everything to ensure the country's core values were not undermined."The Norwegian response to violence is more democracy, more openness and greater political participation," he said.
A year later it seems the prime minister has kept his word.
There have been no changes to the law to increase the powers of the police and security services, terrorism legislation remains the same and there have been no special provisions made for the trial of suspected terrorists.
On the streets of Oslo, CCTV cameras are still a comparatively rare sight and the police can only carry weapons after getting special permission.
Even the gate leading to the parliament building in the heart of Oslo remains open and unguarded.
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Re: Toronto and Ford ....
« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2012, 02:02:45 PM »
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/08/14/rob-ford-chicago321.html


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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits he was "probably" reading while driving on the city's busy Gardiner Expressway.
The admission came in reaction to a photo that was circulating on Twitter that showed the mayor reading a document while sitting in the driver's seat of his black Cadillac Escalade.
The photo was uploaded by user @RyanGHaughton, who said in a later tweet that "the picture was taken around 10am while on the Gardner and traffic was moving at about 70 km heading eastbound just by Jameson."
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Re: Toronto and Ford ....
« Reply #34 on: August 14, 2012, 04:25:40 PM »
Yeah and like all Cons they make the rules then they ignore them.
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« Reply #35 on: August 14, 2012, 09:48:46 PM »
P&P had the photo of Ford reading while driving in his Cadillac Escalade - which is as far from a 'green' vehicle as you can get. Also showed the press conference where Ford was asked about this, and he didn't deny it.
 
Ford is seriously out of touch, and he is a risk to other drivers on the road, and needs to be arrested and have his license suspended. Someone needs to either sue the police to do their job, or start up a petition.

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Re: Toronto and Ford ....
« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2012, 12:46:01 AM »
He's caught.

If he keeps driving himself, he'll eventually get into an accident. (Reading, on mobile phone) Or maybe provoke a fight (remember the finger he shot that woman?). Or something.

But, if he gets a driver, he's no longer saving the city money (gravy train) and no longer just like all the schmendricks who voted for him. And they're so schmendricky they have already forgiven him his high-priced not just-one-of-us-guys big honking Esplanade.
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« Reply #37 on: August 15, 2012, 07:40:37 AM »
This incident is glaring enough for it to go "viral" and become an issue of incompetence. I find it odd that looking at print matter is not considered distracted driving, but this no doubt goes back to the days when paper maps (inclucing those city street guides) were the only option for finding one's way. Never to study a frigging political or administrative document.

I've sent this to people in many places...
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« Reply #38 on: August 15, 2012, 09:51:28 AM »
Hey! He's just a regular guy!  :annoyed
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Re: Toronto and Ford ....
« Reply #39 on: September 05, 2012, 04:19:29 PM »
I'm reading the liveblog of Rob Ford's court case.  http://liveblogs.globaltoronto.com/Event/Rob_Ford_in_court


The whole goddam country is totally unbalanced right now, srsly out of whack when Ford gets raked over the coals for $3,000 while McGuinty has squandered $$millions in the Ornge scandal. BTW McGuinty has just refused once again to testify before the probe, he's got something to hide that's ferrsure, hope the hell he loses both seats in the by-elections.
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Re: Toronto and Ford ....
« Reply #40 on: September 28, 2012, 04:26:57 PM »
Rob Ford is a Vicious Prick! Has City workers dig up 5 month effort day before Harvest.  :mad2


http://toronto.mediacoop.ca/newsrelease/13169
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Re: Toronto and Ford ....
« Reply #41 on: November 26, 2012, 10:52:28 AM »
Ford is relieved of his duties. Dunno if he'll appeal. He can run in future elections.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/11/25/toronto-ford-conflict-case-decision-release.html
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Re: Toronto and Ford ....
« Reply #42 on: November 26, 2012, 10:56:57 AM »
Holy crap, I didn't think they would actually do that! :o
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Re: Toronto and Ford ....
« Reply #43 on: November 26, 2012, 11:21:42 AM »
Well that was some news.  :applause I heard his name and figured it would be a news item re: winning his bet with Nenshi (Grey Cup).
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« Reply #44 on: November 26, 2012, 12:53:47 PM »
Torontoist provides graph of next weeks/months, which all depends if Ford gets a stay.
http://torontoist.com/2012/11/rob-fords-out-of-office-what-happens-next/


I dislike the man ferrsure, but this is all political and for 3,000 bucks which was not taxpayer money. Lopsided justice in all 3 levels of gov't.
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