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Monday, December 23, 2013

Piranhas circle for kill as Rob Ford's enemies try to use the Toronto Ice Storm to complete their coup

The struggle to restore Toronto’s power may have paled compared to the power struggle behind the scenes.

On one hand, you had a mayor trying to be a mayor and on the other, you had the deputy mayor — with appointed executive powers — waiting to, perhaps, take control.

To do that, a state of emergency needed to be called.

But Mayor Rob Ford is the only one who can do that.

If such a declaration was made, Councillor Norm Kelly — the deputy mayor — would have taken charge.

In the wake of Ford’s crack cocaine scandal, city council determined that Kelly — not the mayor — should be the one to lead in the event of an emergency. As a result, council transferred that power from Ford to Kelly.

Lots of games being played.

Read the rest of Joe Warmington's column at The Toronto Sun 

h/t Tarek Fatah


Unknown said...

After sleeping in the cold for a couple of days, NOW I hate Ford.

You're welcome.

Richard K said...

I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to finding out how this was all somehow Rob Ford's fault, and the miracle that would happen to instantaneously restore power by Kathleen Wynne if an emergency was declared.

She doesn't have battalions of secret National Guard troops stashed away somewhere, does she? Or maybe the billion plus dollars she wasted cancelling those Gas Plants never really happened and there is a secret electricity plant that only she can turn on.