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Toronto council votes to strip Rob Ford of certain powers

Toronto - Toronto mayor Rob Ford lost some of his mayoral power after city council voted in a vast majority to strip him of the ability to appoint key committee chairs.

Op-Ed: 10 reasons why Rob Ford won't go

Even after Toronto City Council voted in favour of Rob Ford taking a leave of absence from the mayor's chair, the controversial politician still wants to stay on the job. Here's why:

Op-Ed: Toronto City Council votes against emergency shelter discussion

Toronto - City Councilor Adam Vaughan has brought a 'No More Homeless Deaths' motion to City Hall Wednesday as OCAP (Ontario Coalition Against Poverty) turned City Hall into an emergency shelter.

Toronto Mayor: LRTs 'to make the eHealth scandal look minuscule' Special

Toronto - Has Toronto Mayor Rob Ford returned to his days as the fiery Etobicoke City Councillor? During the second day of debates over the Sheppard Avenue extension, Ford shouted that Toronto wants subways – council voted 24-19 in favour of LRTs on Sheppard.

Toronto Council 2011 Office Expense Report: Doug Ford spends $0

Toronto - The numbers are in. According official numbers from city hall, the Toronto City Councillor to spend the most money in their office expenses is Ward 38 Scarborough Centre Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker. Councillor Doug Ford spent no taxpayer money at all.

Will Toronto's city council cut number of councillors in half?

Toronto - One controversial Toronto city councillor has suggested another idea that may create even more bickering down at city hall. The proposal, which was part of a campaign promise for Mayor Rob Ford, is to cut city council in half from 44 to 22.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's transit plan is defeated Special

Toronto - Wednesday evening after a long, hard day that resulted in victory, Toronto city councillor Joe Mihevc arrived to a community meeting in his ward announcing that Transit City was back in place.

Subways or LRT? Toronto council approves TTC Chair's motion Special

Toronto - Following Toronto Transit Commission Chair Karen Stintz's petition request, city councillors held a special city council meeting Wednesday to discuss the future of transit. Will the city focus on subways or the LRT?

Op-Ed: Toronto City Hall is a battlefield with the residents paying

Toronto - The kids in Toronto could be the breaking point for the City Council. As the City Councillors discussed five water pads that are posed to be closed fights broke out between the wards inside the downtown and those in the suburbs.

Toronto City Council passes waterfront motion

Toronto - This is the first meeting of the Toronto City Council since the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001. Mayor Rob Ford spoke about how the entire world has never been the same since that day.

Hundreds flock executive committee meeting at Toronto's city hall Special

Toronto - Hundreds of Torontonians made an appearance at city hall on Thursday morning, to speak with Mayor Rob Ford about proposed service cuts during the executive council meeting.

Op-Ed: Cutting, privatizing libraries will create city of have-nots

Toronto - "Toronto has a spending problem, not a revenue problem," said now-Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford, during the 2010 election campaign — a popular premise that he rode straight to office.

Op-Ed: City of Toronto should scrap animal licensing fees

Toronto - A recently released consultant's report recommended the city of Toronto get rid of its program that requires all pets, including indoor cats, to be licensed.

City Councillor wants to end Toronto funding for Gay Pride Parade

Toronto - City Councillor and former Toronto mayoral candidate, Giorgio Mammoliti, was spotted during the Dyke March Saturday recording particular groups in the parade. Now he is calling for the end of municipal funding for the Gay Pride Parade.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford approval rating drops, still popular

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is a popular figure in the city, but a new poll shows that his approval rating has dropped slightly. The survey also showed low support for road tolls to help pay for the Sheppard Subway Line.

Will City Council impose anti-panhandling laws in Toronto?

Toronto - With summer-like weather in Toronto, it's a perfect time to a take stroll throughout the city. That is until you get repeatedly asked for change. Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday suggested that city council can do something to control the growing problem.

City Council votes to approve privatizing Toronto garbage pickup Special

Toronto - After a rigorous debate in the council chamber, Toronto city council voted 32-13 in favour of privatizing the city's garbage pickup on Tuesday evening. City staff said the seven-year contract could save the taxpayers $6 million per year.

New poll finds Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's approval rating at 70% Special

Toronto - It has been six months since Toronto Mayor Rob Ford entered City Hall. Most of what he promised to do during his mayoral campaign has come to fruition. But what do his constituents think of the mayor? New poll finds Ford is very popular.

Toronto councillors unanimously vote to freeze wages, passes 39-3

Toronto - Following a two-hour debate in the council chamber at city hall, Toronto councillors unanimously voted in favour of freezing their wages. The motion was passed 39-3 and was noted by Budget Chief Mike Del Grande as a symbol of sacrifice.
 

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Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament Sophia Aggelonitis.
Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament Sophia Aggelonitis.
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Etobicoke Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby pointing her finger at Toronto Mayor Rob Ford as he laughed...
Etobicoke Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby pointing her finger at Toronto Mayor Rob Ford as he laughed and criticized her position on transit.
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City Councillor Doug Ford speaks with Chamber Speaker Councillor Frances Nunziata during a special c...
City Councillor Doug Ford speaks with Chamber Speaker Councillor Frances Nunziata during a special city council meeting on the Sheppard transit line.
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Toronto City Council meeting on Wednesday.
Toronto City Council meeting on Wednesday.
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Ward 2 Councillor Doug Ford photographed outside Toronto Mayor Rob Ford s office in a media scrum.
Ward 2 Councillor Doug Ford photographed outside Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's office in a media scrum.
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Councillor Doug Ford
Councillor Doug Ford
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
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Toronto Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday
Toronto Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday
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Toronto City Council meeting on Wednesday.
Toronto City Council meeting on Wednesday.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (L) speaks with Councillor and Speaker of the Chamber Frances Nunziata during...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (L) speaks with Councillor and Speaker of the Chamber Frances Nunziata during a special city council meeting on the Sheppard transit line.
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Seniors enjoying entertainment
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Toronto City Council, 2010-2014
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaking with crowd members during a special city council meeting.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaking with crowd members during a special city council meeting.
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Toronto City Council meeting on Wednesday.
Toronto City Council meeting on Wednesday.
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City Councillor Doug Ford (R)
City Councillor Doug Ford (R)
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From left to right: City Councillors Chin Lee, Josh Matlow and Janet Davis listening to a fellow councillor address the chamber.
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Toronto City Council in session
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