If there has ever been a more obvious personification in the Canadian context of the reality that rich white men can get away with actions and behaviour that absolutely no one else would be able to, I am not aware of it. And, not just get away with the behaviour, but get elected to office and defended by otherwise self-described “law-and-order” right wing types despite it!
Good argument from Michael Laxer.
Instead of the decent thing, Mr. Ford is doing what he always does when under attack: shoot the messenger. “It’s all political. It’s just nonsense,” the mayor told reporters on Thursday. He wants to get rid of the integrity commissioner, the ombudsman and, for good measure, the lobbyist registrar.
@marcusbgee on the latest embarrassment at City Hall.
Once again, the Ford boys show their contempt for the rules.
What’s the point of winning an election if we don’t get to do whatever the fuck we want?
They’re special, you see. They don’t need no stinkin’ rules.
It seems that a lot of former Ford voters are feeling a bit of buyers’ remorse. One wonders how this will affect it.
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Source: The Globe and Mail