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JimmyT, you intimated a little while ago that you had been given some info. re Jaclyn Dawe. Are you ready to share that yet?
 

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Tory says this is where Ford thinks that if he repeats something enough times it will be true. #TOpoli
A wise man not named Tory once said that.

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Chow listing the Scarborough bus routes that have been cut under the Ford administration. They need to be restored now
 

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It's no good to talk about restoring TTC services unless you can say where the money is coming from: Tory

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Out of 50 bus routes cut, 30 were in Scarborough, Tory says, until he was drowned out by Ford.
 

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Dangers of Strategic Voting by Marcus Gee Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/strategic-voting-for-torontos-mayoral-election-has-its-perils/article21182817/

Marcus Gee

The Globe and Mail Monday, Oct. 20 2014


"Still, strategic voting has its perils. One vote cannot change the course of an election. When voters assume they are joining a stop-Ford movement, they are betting on the unpredictable behaviour of others. They are assuming that, through some kind of collective mind meld, fellow voters will come to a similar decision. What if they don’t?"
 

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http://reviewcanada.ca/magazine/2014/10/pretty-mean-city/

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Pretty Mean City

A new “biography†charts the dark side of Toronto’s prosperity.

Michael Valpy


Toronto: Biography of a City

Allan Levine


October 2014


Allan Levine calls his history of Toronto a biography—a chronicle of the city as a personality—and, to underscore his intention, he places a quote from Robertson Davies just behind the title page that reads: “I think of Toronto as a big fat rich girl.†Well, that’s RD for you, reminding me of a focus group The Globe and Mail conducted 25 years ago, when I was its deputy managing editor, which inquired into why its readers were overwhelmingly men. We asked a group of women to personify the paper and one responded, “I think of The Globe as an older man you marry for his money.†In other words, nothing to inspire passion.


So who is Toronto-the-person that Levine distills from 220 years of multicultural occupation since the 17th-century visit of French bad boy Étienne Brûlé and the Seneca village of Teiaiagon on the Carrying Place trail and the arrival in 1793 of John Graves Simcoe? Hint: You are not going to like him—and Toronto is a “him†regardless of what RD says—unless you are into the election of eccentric mayors, exploitation of working people, the celebration of unchecked capitalism, pretentiousness, religious bigotry, big dollops of xenophobia, a lot of bad policy decisions on public transit and policing that has not been positively interested in the exercise of democracy and civil rights, because that is pretty much what defines the city through the 435 pages of Levine’s book.

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Thank you, just ordered the book.
 

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As he did this morning at TREB debate, Tory reciting council votes where the Fords were the lone dissenters (or close to it)

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"Rob and I stood up for the people," Ford says of Tory raising the brothers' voting record.
 
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