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Review: ‘She the People’ followup from Second City brings more laughter Special

Toronto - Everyone agrees that sequels, even good ones, rarely match up to the originals. The better ones know how to call back and reinvent elements that worked well the first time, or take their ideas in unexpected new directions, or both.

Ontario's premier skirts rights ruling with controversial move

Toronto - After a Superior Court judge on Monday struck down Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s plan to cut Toronto city council from 47 to 25 representatives, the premier has again thrown a monkey wrench into the city's October municipal election.

'Irregular migrants' — A growing debate in Canadian politics

Thousands of people are crossing into Canada from the United States to claim refugee status at a time when the U.S. president’s anti-immigrant policies clash with the #WelcomeToCanada posture of Liberal prime minister Justin Trudeau.

Op-Ed: To 'Make Ontario Great Again' — Doug Ford axes green energy

Toronto - With Doug Ford in the leader's chair, Ontario will never be the same and Canada, instead of becoming a leader in tech and innovation, as well as an active player in the clean energy sector, will end up suffering, much the way the U.S. has under Trump.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford revokes carbon pricing regulation

Toronto - In a statement released Tuesday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he has revoked the regulation that kept the province's carbon pricing system in place.

Green Ontario cancellation means solar investment is moving west

Calgary - As anxious homeowners in Ontario were checking with their window installers Wednesday after incoming premier Doug Ford announced he was canceling the Green On fund, the solar industry began focusing on Alberta and the U.S.

Op-Ed: Ontario poll tracker polls mostly correct with some exceptions

Toronto - Doug Ford led his Progressive Conservatives to a resounding victory in yesterday's Ontario election a result predicted by the CBC's Ontario election poll tracker. However it was substantially off in a few instances.

Candidates hit the trail once more before Ontario election

Ontario - The leaders of Ontario's three main political parties are hitting the trail one last time this weekend as campaigning begins to wind-down before the June 7 provincial elections.

NDP ahead in Ontario popular vote but far behind PCs in seats

Toronto - The latest poll averages at the CBC election poll tracker show the New Democratic Party (NDP) marginally ahead of the Progressive Conservatives (PCs). But the PCs are still far ahead in terms of the number of seats they are likely to win.

Using an AI named Polly to predict human behaviour

AI is a game changer during election time and it's made its way into the Ontario election with Polly — the AI from Advanced Symbolics Inc., a company that describes itself at the intersection of artificial intelligence and market research.

Ford campaign confirms actors were hired for Monday debate rally

Doug Ford’s campaign has confirmed that actors were hired to play Progressive Conservative supporters outside the Monday night Ontario leaders’ debate in the June 7 provincial election.

Liberals ask Elections Ontario to investigate Doug Ford's videos

Ontario - Ontario’s Liberals have asked Elections Ontario to investigate Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford’s use of campaign videos that the Liberals say might be flouting election finance rules.

Op-Ed: Doug Ford's Ontario campaign looking a lot like Trump's 2016 run

Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford is serious about his bid to unseat the province's Premier, Kathleen Wynne on June 7 — so much so that his every move is now covered with his very own camera crew and reporter.

Rob Ford's family 'beside him' as rumors of his death denied

With rumors swirling that Rob Ford had died, late Thursday afternoon his family issued a statement to say he is still alive and fighting his cancer. The former mayor of Toronto is in the city's Mt. Sinai Hospital "with his family beside him."

Doug Ford says brother Rob has 2 new tumours on bladder

The news Rob Ford was given in late October was doubly bad as doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto found two new tumours on his bladder. Yesterday Doug Ford told media his brother is back in hospital for an extended stay.

Rob Ford tumor shrinks, will undergo life-saving surgery May 11

Toronto - Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, stricken last fall with a rare cancer, has received good news — he has a chance. His cancerous tumor has not shrunk as much as doctors had hoped but it is operable and they now intend to remove it.

Rob Ford may be terminal, MRI seeks to learn size of tumor

The former mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, is awaiting news on whether he will undergo surgery to have his cancerous tumor removed. If doctors discover that surgery won't help him, Ford told media Friday it will mean that "they can’t do any more for me."

Rob Ford's cancerous tumor has shrunk by more than half

Since Rob Ford was diagnosed and began treatment for a rare stomach cancer his tumor had not shrunk despite four rounds of chemotherapy. Until now. Latest tests indicate that during the current round, his fifth, the tumor has shrunk, and considerably.

Doug says brother Rob Ford faces surgery in effort to beat cancer

The cancerous tumor that sits in Rob Ford is not getting smaller, his brother Doug Ford told the media on Thursday. Rob is expected to undergo a fifth round of chemotherapy before moving on to other treatment options.

Rob Ford hints brother Doug could run for Ontario PC leadership

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford thinks his brother Doug Ford should run for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party. Rob jokingly told media his brother "dithers" too much and has been doing just that on the subject of a PC leadership bid.

Toronto's Ford era is over; John Tory elected mayor

Toronto - Toronto decided to elect long-time politician John Tory to lead the city. Tory took 40 percent of the votes, with Doug Ford (Rob Ford's brother) finished second and Olivia Chow in third.

Rob Ford breaks campaign rules, kicked out of advance polls

It does not appear to matter what befalls Rob Ford, he seems incapable of staying away from controversy; indeed, not even his grave illness can stop him from making headlines. This time it was Ford's repeated failure to comply with election rules.

Mayor Rob Ford victim of breach of privacy at Toronto hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, where Rob Ford is being treated for a rare form of cancer, has admitted that the mayor's privacy was breached there. Two employees, the hospital said, accessed his personal health records.

Doug Ford speaks about mayoral race in Toronto

Toronto - Friday afternoon City Councillor Doug Ford was at City Hall putting his name into the hat for the Toronto Mayoral race. There was a rush to get the paperwork filed as the nomination process deadline was 2:00 p.m. Friday.

Mayor Rob Ford apologizes for incident at Ford Fest

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford made an apology on a news station for an incident that occurred at his family's annual 'Ford Fest' celebration on Friday. Members of the LGBT community were there and were harassed by other attendees.

Op-Ed: Media has a Rob Ford obsession and it's kinda getting tiresome

In the past few days we have read that many do not believe Rob Ford is in rehab, and some media reported that he was at a Tim Horton's. His brother Doug said it was him at Tim's, though few believed that until the store checked security tapes.

Wonderfully whacky Rob Ford music video 'Ford Nation' on YouTube

As far as political satirical music videos, this is one of the best. It's a 4:53 musical look at Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Yeah so it's a little long but they had a lot of scandal to fit in. And who is the lead singer of 'Ford Nation'? Rob Ford, natch.

Kevin Spacey mocks Rob and Doug Ford by posting loopy photo

After hearing that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother Doug Ford trashed him on their 'Ford Nation' YouTube show, Kevin Spacey got into the spirit of things. On the show he was called an "arrogant S.O.B" for not posing for a photo with the Fords.

Rob Ford trashes actor Kevin Spacey on 'Ford Nation' YouTube show

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, and his brother, Toronto councilor Doug Ford, unleashed a barrage of criticism at actor Kevin Spacey on their 'Ford Nation' YouTube show today. Spacey's biggest crime appears to be not posing for a picture with the mayor.

Review: Doolittle's Rob Ford exposé is a compelling, if limited, read Special

“Rob Ford might be a genius – if not of the academic variety, certainly of the kind that matters in politics,” Robyn Doolittle writes in “Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story,” her bestselling account of the notorious Toronto mayor's career.
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Councillor Doug Ford patting Toronto Mayor Rob Ford down for  pineapples  before the weigh-in.
Councillor Doug Ford patting Toronto Mayor Rob Ford down for "pineapples" before the weigh-in.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaking to the media.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaking to the media.
Councillor Doug Ford looks at his brother  Mayor Rob Ford  feeling his belly.
Councillor Doug Ford looks at his brother, Mayor Rob Ford, feeling his belly.
City Councillor Dough Ford patting down his brother  Mayor Rob Ford  before the weigh-in.
City Councillor Dough Ford patting down his brother, Mayor Rob Ford, before the weigh-in.
Ontario election 2018: Pressing hands in Ottawa.
Ontario election 2018: Pressing hands in Ottawa.
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Councillor Doug Ford
Councillor Doug Ford
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Toronto Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaking to reporters at a media event.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaking to reporters at a media event.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (L) and his brother  City Councillor Doug Ford  are interviewed by Today Show...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (L) and his brother, City Councillor Doug Ford, are interviewed by Today Show host Matt Lauer in Toronto November 18, 2013. Toronto's City Council voted overwhelmingly at a raucous meeting on Monday to strip embattled Mayor Rob Ford of more of his authority in a move Ford denounced as a coup d'etat while promising political foes election battle next year to rival the Gulf War.
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Toronto Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly (L) speaks with Councillors Doug Ford and Gary Crawford.
Toronto Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly (L) speaks with Councillors Doug Ford and Gary Crawford.
Former Ontario PC leader John Tory looks on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaking to reporters at a media ...
Former Ontario PC leader John Tory looks on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaking to reporters at a media event.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford posing for a shot as he weighs himself.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford posing for a shot as he weighs himself.
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (L) and his brother  Councillor Doug Ford.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (L) and his brother, Councillor Doug Ford.
City Councillor Doug Ford checks his weight in front of the Mayor s Office.
City Councillor Doug Ford checks his weight in front of the Mayor's Office.
 Our government will take immediate action to ensure the Better Local Government Act remains in effe...
"Our government will take immediate action to ensure the Better Local Government Act remains in effect as passed by Ontario’s democratically elected legislature. We will reduce the size and cost of government while reducing dysfunction at Toronto City Hall."
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaking at a media event.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaking at a media event.
Ford tweets on Sunday:  Had a great afternoon at the Annual Striking for Reena event. Congratulation...
Ford tweets on Sunday: "Had a great afternoon at the Annual Striking for Reena event. Congratulations to all who participated and helped organize today's event. Almost $275,000 was raised this year!
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City Councillor Doug Ford
Councillor Doug Ford weighing in for the Cut the Waist Challenge.
Councillor Doug Ford weighing in for the Cut the Waist Challenge.

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