Meslin does the math and discovers he agrees with Ford

, July 25, 2013

If you’ve ever wondered what sort of mayor Rob Ford would be if he didn’t have an allergy to common sense and basic math,¬†the latest blog post from Dave Meslin¬†might surprise you. Ford spent some time in Winnipeg this week, and one of the things he really liked about it was that “they only had […]


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The Toronto Public Library needs your help (right now)

, July 11, 2013

Maureen O’Reilly, President of the Toronto Public Library Workers Union, has a meeting this morning with the office of Minister Michael Chan, who is responsible for Ontario’s public libraries. She’s planning to argue a case for more provincial funding, and she needs your help. O’Reilly invites you to send a message to Minister Chan and […]


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Newstalk 1010, whose schedule is 96% male, celebrates a “uterus free” executive committee

, June 11, 2013

Late last night, blogger and White Ribbon team member Jeff Perera brought my attention to a ridiculous tweet by the folks at Newstalk 1010. “She ticked off the Fords,” the tweet read. “Now the Executive Committee is uterus free!” It was a stupid thing to say, and it would be easy to call Newstalk a […]


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I’m starting to agree with the whole “leave Rob Ford alone” argument

, May 27, 2013

It’s not that I’m convinced that this whole thing is a left-wing conspiracy, and it’s not because I think the poor guy has suffered enough. No, the reason I wish this train wreck would come to an end is because it’s exhausting. “This is as bad as it’s going to get,” I told myself this […]


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416-397-FORD

, May 23, 2013

“Mayor Rob Ford’s office!” “Hi, there. Is it true that the mayor just fired his chief of staff?” “Um… I’m a little unclear on that myself at the moment.” “Well, he’s been escorted out of the building, and says he didn’t resign.” “Uh…” “Will the mayor be making a statement?” “Are you a member of […]


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The “Rob Ford’s House” protest has been moved to a much better location

, May 22, 2013

I’m glad to be able to tell you that the Rob Ford protest I mentioned this morning has officially been moved to the offices of Newstalk 1010, the station that airs the mayor’s radio show. “It is a place where the mayor regularly takes questions from the public,” the official statement reads, “and it is […]


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Whose house? Not Rob’s House!

, May 22, 2013

Last night, there was an uneasy new development in the hullabaloo over Rob Ford. No, I don’t mean the coverage on The Daily Show, or the sexist jackass from the Huffington Post who accused a much more accomplished and reputable journalist of being “cute as a button” but not very good at her job. I’m […]


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I don’t want to do this anymore, Toronto

, May 17, 2013

I don’t want to get into it again today, you guys. I really don’t. I don’t want to spend another day at the office checking the news and social media for the latest speculation. I don’t want to contend with the puns and the punditry. Inevitably, I will, but I promise I’ll hate myself for […]


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