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Live now: Watch as Toronto City Council debates motion on Rob Ford

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posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 11:03 AM
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will be grilled at City Council today after he admitted last week to smoking crack coc aine in a drunken stupor about a year ago.

The extraordinary council debate – which is the result of a motion from a former ally – will focus on Mr. Ford’s integrity and ability to continue on as mayor.

Live now: Watch as Toronto City Council debates motion on Rob Ford

Watch Rob Ford get drilled live on the net from his colleagues. This has got to be the most embarrassing thing but he deserves it in my opinion. Can't type, need to post or you'll miss it.




posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 11:13 AM
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Brother Doug going off. Reality tv at its finest. Unbelievable, they cut the audio!!! Just as Doug Ford got up and began calling everyone out who hasn't partaken in "unmentionables" Everyone yelling They cut his mike and took a 5 minute recess.
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posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 11:33 AM
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Darn ..I missed the first bit ..They are gone for lunch ..did they bring up anything about the sales on the Ford Bobbleheads lol ..This Ford thing is better than a soap opera . talk about putting Toronto on the map



posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 11:35 AM
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Im in the UK,but part of it was on Sky news here and the part I saw was comedy gold man!!
Some dude was asking if he had alchohol and drug addictions-and RF flat out denied it of course...
People were laughing,and got told to stop.
The mayor then tried to squirm out of the picture of him with 3 gang bangers.
Cringe!

If it was just about the comedy factor,I would say keep him as Mayor,and feed him crack for more funny vids-trouble is,the folks of Toronto deserve a much better mayor to run their city.
So really they should ask him to get oot.



posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 11:43 AM
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If they want to get rid of Ford, this isn't the way. It just strengthens his base:

www2.macleans.ca...

He's sitting at 44% approval rating. He'd probably gain reelection if it was today.



posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 11:49 AM
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Didn't someone say it is not what goes into a man, but what comes out that defiles him?
Having said that, illegal acts don't go with public office.
But the reason he should go, is that he displays the emotional maturity of a five year-old.

mistersmith.

I'm dyslexic, I sold my soul to Santa.



posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 12:00 PM
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It's a real dilemma. How many other cities wish for a mayor who saves them money and does a good job on the fiscal front! His personal foibles though make me wonder just how much could be lost fiscally during his absence if he actually went in for a 28-day evaluation.

I'm wondering this: If he does absent himself for a month, can he effectively adjourn council for that duration of time? Or could the deputy mayor call meetings in his absence?



posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 01:14 PM
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Show continues...
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posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 01:32 PM
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Even CNN is weighing in on this issue, questioning his brother over "why isn't he in jail", and "why isn't he forced to step down"...,

We have our own Marion Berry, clearly, ok, maybe he's worse, but still, this has been on so much American news

But still, let's keep it to the late night comedy shows, and off of the judgmental CNN...



posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 01:47 PM
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Councilor motions for ALL members of council to undergo random drug tests.



posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 01:49 PM
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Yea ,based on a altercation he had earlier with another councillor ..

Maybe they should offer Rob a big fat chunk of money to step aside ...they really want this to go away .
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posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 02:08 PM
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The best part was when he told Cho that he hasn't gotten drunk again at the Air Canada Center... and everyone in the room laughed out loud.

I personally feel that his private life shouldn't be of any concern to people as long as he's able to perform as Mayor of Toronto. Can anyone disprove his claims of saving taxpayers millions of dollars?



posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 02:11 PM
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The news just did a recap of the questions from earlier. Man, I missed a lot. Tough stuff going on. There should be clips showing the Q&A soon enough.



posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 02:18 PM
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fattyp
I personally feel that his private life shouldn't be of any concern to people as long as he's able to perform as Mayor of Toronto. Can anyone disprove his claims of saving taxpayers millions of dollars?


I feel the same, for the most part. As long as Ford isn't committing violence against someone else, I couldn't care less what he does in his personal life. If he was my mayor, and he was doing a good job, as it seems Ford is, then I'd vote for him.



posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 02:26 PM
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Is that like a checkmate for Rob

out of order , who? when and why ? what are we voting on ..yea I think that councell is having some real trouble and they know it ..lol
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posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 02:37 PM
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I think his motion is the exact thing to do. It's only out of order now because it's not following the day's agenda. Next council meeting he can bring this up again. The motion is, all members of council must submit to drug and alcohol testing. Seeing he's the mayor, I wonder if he has any type of executive order ability like in the states. I think strategically, it's only thing Ford can do. Expose everyone he can.



posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 02:48 PM
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Well the story will go on and on and on ....It is a sight to behold and it sure makes for a good chuckle .



posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 03:16 PM
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Agreed in theory, but its always back to the different standards held for the upper echelons with connections versus the little guy.

He agreed to take office in a country/town that makes drug use illegal (right or wrong) for all citizens knowing full well these laws. Part of his job description is liason with the police forces so he wasn't in the dark here.

He does deserve his privacy on some level ,but don't we all ,if it is truly a victimless crime. If your average Canadian admitted to this they'd likely lose their job, end up on a no fly list, any future hope if decent work, labelled for life etc, etc,


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posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 07:12 PM
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Rob Ford: The best argument against democracy ever.





Thanks btw



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