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ArchiveAugust 2013

Much ado about yet another Rob Ford scandal, but it won't matter

By: Matt Elliott Metro, Metro Canada Published on Tue Aug 13 2013 Given recent events on Danforth Avenue, a friendly reminder: Mayor Rob Ford's political career is not likely to end because he drank beers and ended up on YouTube. Ford's political career will end when someone runs against him in an election and wins. There's this thing that politically-involved progressives and...

Council Scorecard: The not-so-final word on the Scarborough subway, plus cutting council in half

By: Matt Elliott Metro, Metro Canada Published on Thu Aug 08 2013 The July meeting of Toronto City Council was the last major city hall meeting until October, which meant it was really, really, really long. Debates spanned four days, often running late. When all was said and done, the City Clerk's office tweeted a photo of the assembled minutes from the meeting that looked not unlike a...

Two City Hall stories that aren't about Ford scandals or Scarborough transit

By: Matt Elliott Metro, Metro Canada Published on Wed Aug 07 2013 Writing about Toronto city hall can sometimes feel pretty repetitive. Take this crack cocaine thing. This alleged crack cocaine thing. After a brief layover, this city is once again talking about the allegations against Mayor Rob Ford this week, due to some revelations about the identity of the guy who tried to sell the video at...

Cynical subway strategy pays off for Liberals in byelection win—but what now?

By: Matt Elliott Metro, Metro Canada Published on Fri Aug 02 2013 There's not a whole lot to say about last night's provincial byelection results because, well, they were just byelections. Not a lot of people cared. Not a lot of people voted. By the time the next general election rolls around, the political landscape will have changed again and few will remember these races. In...

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