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Adam Vaughan vs. Rob Ford’s ultra-cliquey executive committee

For his latest attempt to mess with Rob Ford, inveterate city council pot-stirrer Adam Vaughan tried this week to join the mayor’s executive committee (a spot opened up when Mike Del Grande got sulky and stepped down last month). Unsurprisingly, he didn’t get the job—it went to Ford loyalist Vince Crisanti—but the stunt did give Vaughan the chance to publicly declare that the executive and budget committees could use some left-leaning downtown councillors to offer constructive criticism. Equally unsurprising was a hyperbolic reaction from Doug Ford: “You don’t have someone that wants to try to kill the mayor on the executive.” [National Post]

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