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Rob Ford lies three times in first minutes of Peter Mansbridge interview

Rob Ford lies three times in first minutes of Peter Mansbridge interview | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
The first two statements the Ford brothers made to Peters Mansbridge on Monday evening were lies. And it went down hill from there.
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Kenney To Ford: Step Aside

Kenney To Ford: Step Aside | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
A key member of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's inner circle is now calling on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to step aside.
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Menace, a mayor, a mockery, manipulation and a message

Menace, a mayor, a mockery, manipulation and a message | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
Something snapped at Toronto City Council Monday afternoon, and it wasn’t just Rob Ford’s cerebral cortex.
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Why I feel sorry for Rob Ford.

Why I feel sorry for Rob Ford. | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
I now officially feel sorry for Rob Ford. Oh, I’m not saying that he should stay on as mayor of Toronto. I am in no way supporting this morbidly obese, alcoholic, drug sampling, gansta-friendly may...
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Rob Ford's former budget chief not buying apologies: 'He just doesn't get it'

Rob Ford's former budget chief not buying apologies: 'He just doesn't get it' | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
'How do you explain Rob Ford?" Mike Del Grande asked Thursday. 'He is one of the unsolved mysteries of the universe'
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Planning For Floods In His City Behind His Back

Planning For Floods In His City Behind His Back | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
CALGARY - Calgary's mayor says his city wasn't consulted on the province's new flood plain development policy.Naheed Nenshi is calling for a meeting with the ministers of municipal affairs and environment.Nenshi says he doesn't have a problem...
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Mayors want greater oversight of rail traffic - Politics - CBC News

Mayors want greater oversight of rail traffic - Politics - CBC News | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
Municipal leaders across the country are frustrated that rail companies are exempt from municipal regulations. Poilievre says the federal government is open to hearing their concerns.
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It's About to Get Much Easier to Dig Up Your Apartment's Deep, Dark Secrets

It's About to Get Much Easier to Dig Up Your Apartment's Deep, Dark Secrets | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
Track down a building's code violations, noise complaints, or that nagging history of chemical contamination.
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CBC News - Calgary floods spotlight cities' costly failure to plan for climate change

CBC News - Calgary floods spotlight cities' costly failure to plan for climate change | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
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Benefits of the grid

Benefits of the grid | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
I have organized some of my main arguments from the Great American Grid debate at CNU into a simple list describing the benefits of the grid.
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Rob Ford vs. Naheed Nenshi: Understanding Toronto’s jealousy

Rob Ford vs. Naheed Nenshi: Understanding Toronto’s jealousy | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
Why some Torontonians wish they had Calgary's mayor
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Anger Festers Over Home Builders' Council Plot

Anger Festers Over Home Builders' Council Plot | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
As a leaked video outlining a $1.1 million-plot to influence the coming municipal election, while 'taking care' of current aldermen, makes its rounds, Calgarians were quick to take aim on the ones behind the plan - city builders.
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Home builders raise $1.1M toward electing council candidates 'more on our side'

Home builders raise $1.1M toward electing council candidates 'more on our side' | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
A top suburban home builder has helped raise more than $1 million to enlist developer-friendly candidates in the next civic election, according to a recording of a recent builders’ meeting broadcast by Global Calgary on Monday.
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Blatchford: Ford brothers lurch to new lows

Blatchford: Ford brothers lurch to new lows | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
TORONTO — To the old saw about horseshoes and hand grenades, you may now add Meeting 44, the Nov. 18 special meeting of Toronto city council.
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Rob Ford’s mass appeal should frighten voters beyond Toronto city limits

Rob Ford’s mass appeal should frighten voters beyond Toronto city limits | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
Rob Ford is doomed politically. He may limp to the next municipal election on October 27, 2014. But that will be that. Right? Well, no.
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Andrew Coyne: Rob Ford mess a monster born of divisive and condescending populism

Andrew Coyne: Rob Ford mess a monster born of divisive and condescending populism | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
Most culpable are those who fashioned his image as the defender of the little guy — the ones who turned a bundle of inchoate resentments into Ford Nation
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Ontario Liberals undermined own plan to control sprawl: Walkom | Toronto Star

Ontario Liberals undermined own plan to control sprawl: Walkom | Toronto Star | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
Seven years ago, the Ontario government's plan to protect dwindling farmland was lauded as visionary. In fact, it's been a bust.
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How do you fit a new school in downtown Vancouver?

How do you fit a new school in downtown Vancouver? | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
A rising class of young families in downtown Vancouver has required a new approach to school building
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Broke in the ’burbs

Broke in the ’burbs | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
When the bank runs out of patience KIM, who is 35 years old and has two children, left high school to look after her mother, a cocaine addict. When Kim’s marriage...
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Urban flooding likely to worsen, say experts - Edmonton - CBC News

Urban flooding likely to worsen, say experts - Edmonton - CBC News | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
Southern Alberta's June floods and those in Toronto this week may be freak occurrences that were caused by unusually severe storms.
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David Suzuki joins chorus of activists railing against scofflaw cyclists

David Suzuki joins chorus of activists railing against scofflaw cyclists | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
With cyclists currying a reputation for bombing through stop signs, pounding on hoods and eschewing helmets, eco-guru David Suzuki has emerged as an unexpected critic, issuing a delicate reminder to cyclists that if they really want to stay safe,...
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Rahm Emanuel is losing control of his city

Rahm Emanuel is losing control of his city | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
As his disapproval rating soars, he’s getting tagged with names like the “murder mayor.” Here’s how it fell apart
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Mayor Nenshi lashes out at Redford and other critics of city’s $52-million tax hike

Mayor Nenshi lashes out at Redford and other critics of city’s $52-million tax hike | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
As he chewed out provincial Tories and newspaper commentators for criticizing council’s debate on using a $52-million tax hike, Mayor Naheed Nenshi said Tuesday he could have tamped down controversy by not consulting publicly on the question.
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Nenshi rejects minister's comments on taxation

Nenshi rejects minister's comments on taxation | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
The rocky relationship between Calgary's mayor and Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths took another turn Tuesday, with Naheed Nenshi saying comments made by the Tory MLA were "100 per cent false."...
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Councillors react to Global News exclusive about developer’s plan to control them

Councillors react to Global News exclusive about developer’s plan to control them | YegCivics - Out of Town | Scoop.it
Global News obtained a video revealing a prominent Calgary developer’s plan to try and control city council. After the story broke, those involved were quick to comment.
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