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Watch live: Toronto city council debates motion to request Rob Ford to take a leave

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Watch live: Toronto city council debates motion to request Rob Ford to take a leave

  1. This case is like the case of judge Lori Douglas in that the real problem is not whether the mayor is an addict but that his reputation has undergone assault and degradation (re Lori Douglas the issue was about pics of her on the internet).

    The real issue is whether or not Rob Ford can continue to do the job due to his character being in disrepute. If a mayor does not have the respect of other mayors, or of his councillors, of the people in his city, or in cities in other countries, can he legitimately carry on as usual, or should he take a leave of absence, attending therapy, in order
    to see if, and attend to, any personal issues.

    • “If a mayor does not have the respect of other mayors, or of his
      councillors, of the people in his city, or in cities in other countries,
      can he legitimately carry on as usual”

      Yes he can. Many elected officials have demonstrated that when they’ve lost the respect of their peers and the citizens who elected them, they keep right on going.

      • I meant legitimately, not legally. I live in London, by the way, where the mayor is currently up on criminal charges. He just goes right on doing his job, but there are other questions, not just the fact they can do the required tasks of the job.

  2. Someone has just requested (a councillor, Manollini sp) that mandatory drug testing be carried out for councillors. When I submitted comments recommending the same action, to CBC and CTV articles, they were rejected and not published!

    • Mammoliti should go back to lobbying for strip club owners who want the city to allow them to operate legalized wh-re houses. This is wonderful company Mammoliti fights for,

  3. Get back to work and deal with City issues and let the ppl decide Ford’s future in the next election

    • That ship sailed long ago.
      Ford does not have the moral authority to remain as chief magistrate.
      If he doesn’t leave, council will then have to remove his discretionary powers and ignore him for the remainder of his term.
      It really is unfortunate that we elected a Mayor who doesn’t have the best interest of the city at heart.

  4. Come on Mamms go back to lobbying for the strip club owners who want to provide brothels for the city , I understand organized crime is running a lot of strip clubs , wonderful people to be fronting Mamms.

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