Posts Tagged ‘ Rob Ford ’

Streetcar fun in big city .. is this what’s happened to Rob Ford’s Toronto?

Jun 5th, 2015 | By | Category: In Brief

Until recently Toronto’s new mayor, John Tory, was widely loved in opinion polls.  As in “Tory’s approval rating remains strong” (April 13), and “Still in the honeymoon stage … Mayor John Tory continues to enjoy a soaring approval rate” (May 8). Yet it seems that the worm has now started to turn, as it inevitably […]



Latest polls mean Our Toronto will vote for Olivia Chow (well … probably, most of us) even if she can’t win?

Oct 17th, 2014 | By | Category: In Brief

Yesterday another poll from Forum Research brought the good news that the answer to a question posed on this site a mere nine days ago — “Will it really end just deja vu all over again for John Tory (and curtains for civilization in Toronto) ??” — is almost certainly NO. (Well, probably anyway. Close […]



At the Berkeley Square-Bilbao Conference — our staff hard at work in Western Europe, last half of September

Sep 15th, 2014 | By | Category: In Brief

“This is a big week of big events. Hold onto your socks.” (Frances Horodelski, BNN) “It seems like we’ve just returned from our Walnut Creek Conference in California,” someone among us said the other day. “And now we’re going to another travelling conference in Europe? Does that make a lot of sense? Or any sense […]



Will Toronto Mayor Ford be watching NDP leadership debate (or is he still too busy with new photos of Veena Malik)?

Dec 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: In Brief

[UPDATE DECEMBER 4 : Initial impressions of first NDP/NPD leadership debate — SEE BELOW]. Tomorrow, Sunday 4 December 2011, at 2PM ET / 11AM PT, the nine (count em) contenders for the leadership of the New Democratic Party of Canada / Nouveau Parti démocratique du Canada will be holding their first debate in Ottawa — […]



Do Ford in Toronto and Fantino in Vaughan mean a new blue tide will sweep Ontario in next federal election?

Dec 1st, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

The Canadian Press has nicely captured the combined impacts of at least one (or two?) of this past Monday’s three federal by-elections, and today’s inauguration of the new conservative municipal regime in Canada’s current largest big city.  And there is at least some method to our rocket-science madness in summarizing the CP report from the […]