As the career of Toronto Mayor Rob "Laughable Bumblefuck" Ford continues to circle the drain, he's circling the wagons. He's offered all of his staffers $5,000 taxpayer-funded raises to stay on. For a guy who got into office claiming he'd "end the gravy train," the guy sure is a one-man gravy train -- he's also promised to use taxpayer dollars to fight the motions in council that stripped him of his powers.
Sources confirmed to the Toronto Sun that Ford gave every member of his mayor’s office staff $5,000 raises on Friday before council stripped him of his powers.
It’s a surprising taxpayer-funded pay hike given Ford’s penny-pinching persona but it is part of a growing list of surprises that have rocked
Toronto municipal politics the last few weeks.
Despite admitting he’s smoked crack cocaine, bought illegal drugs in the last two years, “might have” driven drunk, was “hammered” out in public and held a boozy “out-of-control” party in the mayor’s office on St. Patrick’s
Day 2012, Ford has refused calls to quit.
Mayor Rob Ford's week one for the books [Don Peat/Toronto Sun]
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The “In Canada lesbians are considered hot!” campaign is the brainchild of Robbie Picard, a tar-sands booster from Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Francis Gurry, the fair-use hating, web-hating, North Korea embargo-breaking, witch-hunting, blackmailing head of the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has a new pick to run copyright at the UN agency: Sylvie Forbin, a lobbyist for for French entertainment giant Vivendi.
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