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post #46 of 255
Rob Ford is a colossally unpolished fuckwit but the media has it out for this guy something fierce. IIRC he did something to piss off the Toronto Star quite early on in his term as mayor and since then they literally have had people in his backyard watching him to wait for him to fuck up. I'm sad because I don't think this video will ever see the light of day, but if the allegations were true it certainly would explain a lot. Keep in mind this guy has been arrested for DUI and possession before, so I don't think its too much of a stretch.

I think the problem is now everyone has their knickers in a twist over whether or not this is true, when there's a shitload of other more pressing issues for Torontonians. I don't think Ford can get anything else done as mayor now; his proposed casino got smashed in a vote by something like 40-4, and that idea was something that had been tossed around between the province and the city for at least a year.
post #47 of 255
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More drama now with the Globe story alleging his brother was a supplier. As Bill Smith said the city has a lot of issues but we spend all our time on dodgy campaign finances, alcoholism, allegations of sexual assault and now substance abuse. I'm unsure he has any time to actually govern.

I thought the brother was just alleged to have dealt some hash back in the 80s? Everyone in GTA burbs was doing hash back then.

I think there's a reasonable argument to make that Ford should step down as he is never going to get anything accomplished. From Ford's POV though I understand the big FU.
post #48 of 255
Why is this a topic? No one cares about Canada.
post #49 of 255
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More drama now with the Globe story alleging his brother was a supplier. As Bill Smith said the city has a lot of issues but we spend all our time on dodgy campaign finances, alcoholism, allegations of sexual assault and now substance abuse. I'm unsure he has any time to actually govern.

That's why he needs the crack; gotta stay awake to have time to do his job.
post #50 of 255
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Why is this a topic? No one cares about Canada.

Typical American.
post #51 of 255
Can we stop with the "nobody cares about x cause we're Americans!!!"? It's not funny anymore, just sad.
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Can we stop with the "nobody cares about x cause we're Americans!!!"? It's not funny anymore, just sad.

But Fuuma, no one really does care about Canada. Its not sad, that's what makes it funny.
post #53 of 255
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The sad truth is Toronto is the same size as Chicago and it's a great city however it's got some serious infrastructure issues (inadequate public transit, crumbling downtown elevated expressway beyond capacity, antique power grid etc.). I don't think the current council or it's replacement can address them, Mayor Ford is in way over his head and does not have the authority or the ability to get people on the same page.

Unlike American municipal politics, there are no formal political parties at the city council level.

Have no fear; new taxes are here!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/05/27/toronto-ontario-metrolinx-revenue-tools-gtha.html
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A final report released today by Ontario's transportation agency, Metrolinx, recommends new fees to raise $2 billion annually for public transit in the Greater Toronto Area and the Hamilton area.

If adopted, the proposed fees could amount to each household paying about $477 more in annual taxes, Metrolinx says.

Among the final set of revenue tools recommended to the provincial government are a new parking levy, development charges and a gas tax of five cents on the litre.

The agency has also proposed a one per cent increase to the HST that would equal approximately 65 per cent of the billions being raised by the province.

A Metrolinx document explained that "due to the nature of the administration and collection of HST at the federal and provincial levels, the province may find it administratively necessary to introduce a percentage point HST increase provincewide, rather than just in the GTHA."

A family with two cars driving roughly 20,000 kilometres a year would pay $977 under the recommended tax hikes and fees.
post #54 of 255
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But Fuuma, no one really does care about Canada. Its not sad, that's what makes it funny.

Funny for nihilistic hipsters like you...
post #55 of 255
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Funny for nihilistic hipsters like you...

You don't have to be a nihilistic hipster to recognize that while Canada and its people have many positive things going for them, international relevance is not among them.



If this man had lived things might have been different.
post #56 of 255
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You don't have to be a nihilistic hipster to recognize that while Canada and its people have many positive things going for them, international relevance is not among them.

"The top five sources of US crude oil imports for February were Canada (2,815 thousand barrels per day), Saudi Arabia (1,028 thousand barrels per day), Mexico (869 thousand barrels per day), Venezuela (579 thousand barrels per day) and Iraq (529 thousand barrels per day)."

That's Feb, the other 4 went down in march but Canada went up. You'd have to be an imbecile not to recognize the importance of that. I'm not trying to prove that Canada is important on the world stage anyway, merely saying that when someone discusses something from outside the US in the CE maybe Americans should stop saying it doesn't matter. If you don't care just don't post, that meme got tiresome like 2 yrs ago.
post #57 of 255
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"The top five sources of US crude oil imports for February were Canada (2,815 thousand barrels per day), Saudi Arabia (1,028 thousand barrels per day), Mexico (869 thousand barrels per day), Venezuela (579 thousand barrels per day) and Iraq (529 thousand barrels per day)."

That's Feb, the other 4 went down in march but Canada went up. You'd have to be an imbecile not to recognize the importance of that. I'm not trying to prove that Canada is important on the world stage anyway, merely saying that when someone discusses something from outside the US in the CE maybe Americans should stop saying it doesn't matter. If you don't care just don't post, that meme got tiresome like 2 yrs ago.

Canada is Americas largest trading partner, exceeding China by a hefty margin. This does not make them more internationally important than China or a long list of other nations. It just means they are right on top of us and we buy their stuff and they buy ours. Fuuma, whether it is tiresome to you or not is almost as irrelevant as Canada itself. You can stamp your little feet all you want, rend your consciously hip clothing, and be brusque with the hired help. Bottom line, few care if the mayor of Toronto smokes crack and its because Toronto is somewhere in Canada. Its hard to picture him doing anything that would be of interest here in the US. Possibly cannibalism I guess.

Here is a group of Canadians who deserved more attention than they got.





Edited by redcaimen - 5/27/13 at 10:12pm
post #58 of 255
Congratulations Canada on allowing dogs as house pets!
post #59 of 255
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Originally Posted by redcaimen View Post

You don't have to be a nihilistic hipster to recognize that while Canada and its people have many positive things going for them, international relevance is not among them.



If this man had lived things might have been different.


LOL;

John Candy was the best.
post #60 of 255
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Why is this a topic? No one cares about Canada.

When America's Hat has fleas, we care.
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