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Toronto the Not in a Death Spiral

August 26th, 2010

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Rob Ford has a ten point lead in the polls for Mayor of Toronto. His basic platform of reigning in spending is resonating with voters who appear fed up with the sanctimonious politicians that are ruining a very broken city.

How sanctimonious?

In my opinion, if Mayor Ford is elected, city council will have a caucus meeting and they will choose their own mayor and (Ford) will be the Mayor in name.

Of course, one of their issues is that old Mike Harris, “he’s divisive,” lie.

He won’t be able to pass gas without the permission of council,” Moscoe [Councillor Howard Moscoe AKA That Fat Pantload] said.

When asked if he thinks Ford will be able to work with council, he added: “Depends how often he wants to pass gas.”

Not unrelated:

The number one news story for Toronto – Canada’s largest city – was that a traffic officer illegally parked in a disabled parking bay…

Never mind “despite two shootings that took place in Toronto and the terror arrest in Ottawa,” what about Kyle Rae declaring council would choose not to respect the express wishes of the voters.

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Toronto the Not in a Death Spiral

June 9th, 2010
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spiral torontoAfter 19 years on city council, a guy can become used to the entitlement culture that is modern Canadian politics:

Kyle Rae admitted Tuesday he spent $12,000 from his taxpayer-subsidized communications budget to throw himself a “Farewell Celebration”…

Somehow, to this guy, to these people, a soiree at an upscale eatery for supporters is part of a councillors communications. Seems dodgy, you say. King Kyle, it turns out, has his i’s dotted and his t’s crossed.

Rae said he felt his constituents had effectively paid for such an event since he had handed over a $25,000 cheque to the city four years ago – money he raised that exceeded the spending limit for his re-election campaign that year.

So you see, it’s all good.

But wait a minute. If you donate to a candidates re-election campaign, and he sends taxpayer money your way to thank you, isn’t that a kick-back? Or at the very least, an election expense?

And if you didn’t donate to Kyle Rae, don’t like him and never voted for him? Not to worry, that newsletter he always sends out letting you know why your garbage wasn’t picked up – it’s in the mail.

Toronto: Not in a Death Spiral