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The Droz Report #7: Have you listened to a Ford, lately? [Jul. 30th, 2011|01:10 pm]
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The brothers Ford reveal the naked neocon truth

July 29 2011, OTTAWA —It sounds like a skit from a Marx Brothers movie. On the one hand, the Mayor of Canada's largest city is said to have given the finger to a six year-old girl and her mother while at the wheel of his van and while talking on his cellphone; and on the other, the Mayor's brother (and also a City Councilor) falsely claims there are more libraries than Tim Horton's coffee shops in his part of the city and tells Canada's leading novelist to butt out of municipal politics unless she gets elected to city council.

Yes it's farce, but it's also deadly serious politics, that reveals volumes about neo-conservative attitudes and the triumphalist agenda the radical right-wing. Read the full story here.

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[User Picture]From: dewline
2011-07-30 08:08 pm (UTC)
Not planning to be complacent about this by any means...
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[User Picture]From: dewline
2011-07-31 06:21 pm (UTC)
By the by, you'd heard about the push to get Margaret Atwood to run in the next mayoral election in Toronto?

No, I'm not kidding. A couple of thousand people on Facebook already and climbing fast...

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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2011-07-31 11:51 pm (UTC)

It's a nice fantasy

I'd heard, though I didn't know that many people were signing on to the idea.

Personally, I doubt it's a good idea. Far more artists who go into politics end up being Ronald Reagan-type stooges than Vaclav Havels.
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