By Arthur Weinreb Monday, February 3, 2014
It is a well-known fact that many politicians, especially of the left persuasion, love to spend money as long as the bucks come from other people. The following is a perfect example of the mentality of spending money that does absolutely no good but achieves the stated objectives of making the politico feel good. And if by raising taxes to do it, making people who are less well-off struggle more, so be it.Ice Storm Clean up Costs
By Guest Column Friday, January 10, 2014
I have heard a number of reports regarding the cost of the clean-up in Toronto after the ice storm, and I find it curious that the City is including the “replanting of trees” in those costs. It may be an idea for all property owners who had trees come down on their property to do complete title searches to find out if in fact the trees that did come down, where on their property or the property of the City.Canadian Red Cross helping those affected by ice storm
By News on the Net Sunday, December 22, 2013
Toronto—The Canadian Red Cross is mobilizing volunteers in Toronto and across the province to assist those affected by the ice storm.Toronto Star reporter sues Ford for defamation but what are the damages?
By Arthur Weinreb Monday, December 16, 2013
Last week, lawyers for Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale issued a libel notice that was served on the Toronto mayor as well as ZoomerMedia Inc. and Vision TV.
Under Ontario law, such a notice must be issued before an actual lawsuit for defamation can be commenced. The defendants in a libel or slander action must be given the opportunity to retract the statements alleged to be defamatory.
By Arthur Weinreb Monday, December 2, 2013
A poll taken a couple of weeks ago showed the mayor’s approval rating at 42 per cent. As some in the media, mostly in the U.K., liked to point out this was five percentage points higher than Obama’s approval rating was in a CBS poll done around the same time.Post- Ford Toronto: the gravy train is back
By Ezra Levant Thursday, November 28, 2013
Mayor Rob Ford News
By News on the Net Sunday, November 24, 2013
Conrad Black: The salvation of Rob Ford
The Rob Ford controversy is following a traditional pattern, but is now set to produce some surprises. It seemed to begin as the mayor’s critics, and not everyone has to like his full-figured, Archie Bunker-style, leaped with joy at suggestions that the mayor might be a crack cocaine-user (like, on an occasional basis, a very large number of other people). Then, as happens when a mob composed of the ideological left and the vast mass of those who enjoy (no matter how tawdry or parochial the details) watching the mighty fall begin to see a catastrophic career failure in progress, the frenzy took hold. Everything is then invoked as proof of ignobility, unfitness for a place of public trust, and moral turpitude.Mayor Rob Ford—he litters too!!!
By Arthur Weinreb Saturday, November 23, 2013
How much more can the beleaguered residents of Toronto take? In recent weeks, we’ve learned His Worship Mayor Rob Ford has smoked crack, drove after drinking, used a hand-held phone while driving, appeared drunk at public events, consorted with prostitutes and associated with known criminals whose sometimes suspicious interactions with mayor were being watched by Toronto police.