Mayor Ford’s Media Image

December 27, 2013 am Toronto’s Mayor Ford’s recent media image has forced me to think about this man who I accidentally became aware of when he was a Toronto counsellor speaking to Toronto Counsel on a local television channel that mysteriously came on with my television set. When he was elected mayor to everyone’s surprise … More Mayor Ford’s Media Image

The Internship, June 2013

December 12, 2013 Two problems have emerged in the years since the 1970’s through the oil embargo driven depression of the early 1980’s in North America: diminishing opportunities for employment and increasing divisions among national populations where people have come to behave as though “people hate people“. Both of these matters are satirized in the … More The Internship, June 2013

Impoverishment or Inequality/Majority or Middle Class

December 18,2013 am Over the past two days on Canada’s BNN(Business News Network) I heard that Canada’ s family indebtedness has reached a record 163% of gross income, and that the Province of Ontario has recently sold 6 billion dollars of bonds to eager American investors to finance its tax secure triple A minus provincial … More Impoverishment or Inequality/Majority or Middle Class

Video Transparency: Ford Documents of November 27, 2013 Appear

November 5, 2013 Documents available today are at https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/885627-rob-ford-unredacted-ito-pages.html . None of the court documents pertaining to Mayor Ford, Mr. Lisi and others is the famed crack cocaine video seen only by two Toronto Star reporters 3 times; Even the Gawker reporter who first published a report Online did not see the video because the … More Video Transparency: Ford Documents of November 27, 2013 Appear

Use Your Imagination

November 27, 2013 pm   Several hours ago I did my daily Mayor Ford Google search and caught a gleeful Toronto Star headline saying that more of Mayor Ford’s and his friend Mr. Lisi’s police files have been released by the courts to the public when I realized that the public is the news media … More Use Your Imagination

The New Mayor Despite The Municipal Elections Act

November 30, 2013 am In an Online Globe and Mail article I learned that “media” finally got a mayor of Toronto that they like: “He’s articulate, centrist, congenial.” His name is Norm Kelley, the deputy mayor who was elected councillor in 2010 when Mr. Ford a former councillor of 10 years was elected mayor now … More The New Mayor Despite The Municipal Elections Act