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Rob Ford: law-and-order hypocrite

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is off to rehab after fresh evidence surfaced of his weekend crack use. The pipe pictures were leaked to the media alongside an audio recording of Ford’s latest drunken tirade at a bar on Monday night, where he attacks gays (again), denegrates a female mayoral candidate with sexually lewd comments (again), and utters […]

May 1, 2014

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is off to rehab after fresh evidence surfaced of his weekend crack use.

The pipe pictures were leaked to the media alongside an audio recording of Ford’s latest drunken tirade at a bar on Monday night, where he attacks gays (again), denegrates a female mayoral candidate with sexually lewd comments (again), and utters racial slurs (again).

Thursday also marks the day of Ford’s official fall from his law and order pedestal, where he’s been perched as a tough talking, drug-using, unsympathetic “tough-on-crime” conservative.

Check out this video clip of Ford back in 2005 moralizing about crack users for a special CBC segment on crack and harm reduction. “What are they going to do to our families? What are they going to do when they break into your house for $5? If it’s as highly addictive as everyone is saying, they’ll go crazy,” says Ford.

 

 

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OECD to Canada: Tax the rich to close fast-growing income gap

Canada’s income gap is among the fastest growing in the developed world, a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report has found. The top 1% in Canada captured 37% of the overall income growth in the last three decades. Only the United States has a worse record, whose wealthy plutocrats took 47% of […]

April 30, 2014

Canada’s income gap is among the fastest growing in the developed world, a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report has found.

The top 1% in Canada captured 37% of the overall income growth in the last three decades. Only the United States has a worse record, whose wealthy plutocrats took 47% of the total income growth in the same period.

The OECD explains that “changes in tax policies have contributed to…