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Rex Murphy: What do Rob Ford, the Brexit and Donald Trump have in common?

National Post - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
In the days of the greatest turmoil for the late and much-lamented Toronto mayor Rob Ford, when his presence in office was seen as offensive to all right-thinking people, there remained a mystery at the heart of what was rightly called the “Ford ...

Candidates make last push in byelection to succeed Rob Ford - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
A member of the Ford family has represented Ward 2 (Etobicoke North) since 2000: first Rob Ford, then his brother Doug Ford, and then - following a cancer diagnosis that forced him to drop out of his mayoral re-election campaign - Rob Ford once again.
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Candidates face off for Rob Ford's former ward

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
“I am the Black Rob Ford,” Clarke said at one point, playing off his numerous comparisons between himself and the former mayor.

Candidates hoping Etobicoke byelection not just a Michael Ford cakewalk

Toronto Star - ‎2 hours ago‎
Jeff Canning knew he was “pushing back against history” when he decided to run in the Ward 2 (Etobicoke North) byelection to fill the vacancy on city council left by the death of Rob Ford. But as Monday's vote draws near, the 56-year-old first-time ...

Candidates spar for Rob Ford's former ward in Etobicoke North - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Transit improvements, tackling crime and violence and some drama dominated the second major debate Wednesday in the byelection to fill the late Rob Ford's Ward 2 council seat. Michael Ford, 22, nephew of Rob and Doug and the future of the Ford legacy, ...

Candidates vying to fill the late Rob Ford's Etobicoke Ward 2 council seat debate the issues - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
A debate among candidates vying to win the late councillor Rob Ford's vacant Ward 2 seat takes place Wednesday night. The all-candidates' debate takes place July 13 starting at 7 p.m.

From Ford Nation to Trump Nation: 'They are the same people'

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
He also stopped by a local bookstore to give a talk to a small group about his 2015 book, The Only Average Guy: Inside the Uncommon World of Rob Ford, and the parallels between supporters of Toronto's controversial late mayor and supporters of Donald ...

Élection partielle : dernier droit de la course pour remplacer Rob Ford - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Le programme électoral de Michael Ford est axé sur les valeurs et l'éthique de la fonction publique. Tout comme Rob Ford l'a fait lorsqu'il était conseiller municipal et maire de Toronto, l'homme de 22 ans, promet de répondre personnellement aux appels ...

Advance polls open in Ward 2 to replace former councillor Rob Ford

Newstalk 1010 - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
Advance polls are open Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the West Acres Senior Centre in Etobicoke. There are 12 candidates running for the job.

City watchdog finds councillor had “improper” dealings with developers

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
Michael Craig, the Ward 6 resident who complained to the integrity commissioner and a community activist who aided the campaign of Grimes' election rival, Russ Ford, told the Star he accepts Jepson's findings. He stressed he has no proof of any ...

Cash shift might revive Sheppard subway extension

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
The late mayor Rob Ford once urged that the Sheppard subway line, above, be extended into Scarborough, and the once-unlikely prospect might be getting fresh life now that the Sheppart LRT might be losing some funding.
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Tory's popularity takes 7-point dip: Poll

Toronto Sun - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
... June pegged his approval rating at 74%. “It may be that finally staking his considerable political capital in such an emphatic way on the Scarborough subway has shaken loose some of the residual 'he's not Rob Ford' support he used to enjoy ...
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Twitter abuse can be unrelenting for outspoken black women - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
... my Twitter handle started trending because of all the venom directed at me. My crime? I dared to point out that the person anti-Rob Ford activists were attacking for having posted a photo of herself with the then-Toronto mayor, whom she jokingly ...

What would HL Mencken think of the spectacle that is the US election?

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Anyone who waded into a crowd of Rob Ford supporters at the height of the late Toronto mayor's infamy emerged with ample reason to doubt the wisdom of the people.
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America unravels before our eyes

Toronto Star - ‎20 hours ago‎
His success is based on getting even, the same revenge that made Rob Ford, and is now making Boris Johnson has made Donald Trump.

What happened to plans for Toronto's Waterfront LRT?

blogTO (blog) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The line was scrapped as part of Rob Ford's subway-focused agenda in 2010, but unlike some of the other LRT lines that were part of the initial master plan (e.

Fords aren't entitled to Ward 2, rival candidate says

Toronto Sun - ‎Jul 10, 2016‎
Voters in the ward go to the polls on July 25 to pick a replacement for Councillor Rob Ford, who represented the area until he died of cancer last March.
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Toronto's Questionable Plan to Add a Single Subway Stop

CityLab - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The seven-stop LRT—repeatedly decried by the late former mayor Rob Ford as a glorified streetcar in the face of clear evidence to the contrary—would have been funded entirely by higher levels of government and served more people in more neighborhoods ...

THE CITY: Toronto city councillors leave behind subways and spending for a short summer reprieve - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
... a subway connection between the Yonge-Sheppard interchange and Downsview Station (a long-held dream of York Centre Councillor James Pasternak); and the late former Mayor Rob Ford's discredited project, now championed by Scarborough Agincourt ...