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Thursday, September 18, 2014

A prayer for Rob Ford

He evokes strong emotions from both his supporters and detractors, but anyone who has met Toronto Mayor Rob Ford knows the passion and love he has for his city and his determination to help his constituents.

Over his term as mayor, Ford has beaten opponents who tried to use the courts to undermine his democratic mandate and bounced back from the best efforts of media obsessed with undermining him.

But yesterday, it was announced that he has a malignant form of stomach cancer and is fighting the real battle of his life.

The people who wanted Rob Ford to no longer be mayor of Toronto have got their wish. Ford withdrew from the mayoral race.

So let's all send him our best thoughts and prayers for good health and a total recovery.  Rob Ford made Toronto politics more exciting than it's been since the Mackenzie rebellion and the city wouldn't be the same without him.

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