11.12.2013 07:58 AM

Toronto needs mayor: Canada’s veterans pass judgment on Rob Ford


Ford’s public week began at a Remembrance Day ceremony, where a veteran refused to shake his hand.

Ford gave a short speech honouring the military and there was a quiet smattering of boos and cries of “shame” in the crowd as he walked up to the podium, though there was also light applause.

After he laid a wreath at the foot of the cenotaph at Toronto’s Old City, the mayor walked past a row of veterans. One said later he would not shake the mayor’s hand because he’s “a druggie.”


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    Matt says:

    Title is a tad misleading.

    “Canada’s veterans……”, plural.

    One vetteran who was there refused to shake Ford’s hand.

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    Iris Mclean says:

    Even Don “put that in your pipe, you left-wing kooks” Cherry is disappointed that his buddy is a crack-head.
    That must hurt.

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      Matt says:

      You left out the part where Cherry also said Ford has been a great mayor and deserves a second chance.

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        VC says:

        Yeah, but you can’t include all the batshit produced by Cherry; there’s simply too much of it. You could say that Iris also left out the part where Cherry called several former NHL-ers a “bunch of pukes” when some spoke of the link between fighting and substance abuse/dependency but, when it comes to Mayor McCrackhead, well, he deserves a second chance and a great deal more compassion. Maybe if Cherry held a consistent principle rather than preferential views for his friends, we might then take him seriously(but only marginally since he is, after all, quite batshit).

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          Nadine Lumley says:

          Cold-FX + Don Cherry + Stephen Harper = $$$

          The Backroom Deal of the Century

          snip snip: Dr. Jacqueline Shan, president of CV Technologies, Inc. of Edmonton, accompanied by hockey commentator and PAID company spokesman Don Cherry, met with 20 Tory MPs, including several cabinet ministers, in the exclusive Parliamentary Dining Room in the Centre Block on Parliament Hill. Shan and Cherry later met directly with Harper in his Parliament Hill office.

          The company hired Cherry in 2004, specifically to promote sales of the product. They were invited to the capital by James Rajotte, chairman of the Commons industry committee and Tory MP for the corporate president’s Edmonton-Leduc riding.

          Last week, the company received a critical regulatory ruling – worth untold millions – from Health Canada, allowing it to claim in advertising that COLD-fx reduces “the frequency, severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms by boosting the immune system.”

          This resulted in a one-day increase in total market value of $155,288,259. One hundred and fifty five million dollars in one day. That’s nothing to sneeze at, pardon the pun. And all it cost them was a hockey jersey and a box of the stuff. I wonder how much of that Cherry walked away with.



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    frmr disgruntled Con now happy Lib says:

    Hey……we have our problems too out on the Wet Coast………http://www.thebeaverton.com/breaking-police-recover-video-of-vancouver-mayor-smoking-what-appears-to-be-salmon.htm 🙂

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    e.a.f. says:

    Ford was their representing the city of Toronto. At such a function all the shit ought to be put in the back closet for at least the hour. Ford’s condition is an illness.

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