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Staring defeat in the face, Rob Ford does the honorable thing and stalls, stalls, stalls

(Image: Christopher Drost)

Some last-minute stalling by Rob Ford and company yesterday meant council broke for the evening before killing Ford’s subway forever voting on transit for Sheppard Avenue. Despite its anticlimactic end, the day’s 10-plus hours of council hijinks was exciting stuff (enough to set Jonathan Goldsbie bouncing, at least). Raymond Cho questioned Doug Ford’s grasp of the English language, Giorgio Mammoliti promised crazy stunts to block an LRT on Finch, and we witnessed the bizarre spectacle of council’s right-wing begging for new taxes while the centre and left politely declined. Today, this always-exciting, often-embarrassing saga should (finally) reach its dramatic conclusion. Stay tuned. Read the entire live blog [Torontoist] »

 

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