Police broke up a crazy party at a large mansion in the midst of construction in Brampton on the night of May 2. While the son of the owner had been allowed to have a party, his parents could never have imagined that 1,500 to 2,000 people would show up, causing a reported $70,000 in damages. More controversial was that amongst the guests, a certain politician, had popped in while on a leave of absence. It wasn’t until today that Canadian Culture Thing acquired this cell-phone imager still from the riotous party.
While Mr. Ford does not recollect being at the party, he also reassured us that if he had, it was only because he was on “one of his drunken stupors” and therefore it was “no big deal”.
A bit of a quiet day for Canada unless drug-testing is now an Olympic sport! It seems that Canada is being targeted for excessive drug-testing. It seems it’s becoming a common misconception that everyone in Canada smokes crack! It’s sad that crackaletes like Rob Ford make it look so acceptable. Hey Olympic committee, it’s only the Toronto sortof-mayor, OK? But just to be safe, don’t check the snowboarders bags.
On the brighter side, the shiny like silver side that is, Canada picks up another medal. Canada earned a silver medal in team figure skating. Kaetlyn Osmond, Patrick Chan, Kevin Reynolds, Meagan Duhamel, Eric Radford, Kirsten Moore-Towers, Dylan Moscovitch, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won silver medals in the new Team Figure Skating competition but if the rumours are true about corrupt judges from Russia and the U.S. they might get an upgrade…aw, who am I kidding the judges are always suspect and nothing ever comes of it and besides, that little Russian kid was pretty awesome!
Recently, I witnessed a true example of Canadian patience and diplomacy. I don’t know much about Councillor Josh Matlow but I sure know this: he knows how to keep it together. In a debate with the current Toronto Super-Mayor Rob “Subway” Ford over a subway extension, Ford argued staunchly that subways were way better than LRTs. As the debate progressed, Councillor Matlow began an investigation into whether Ford even knew what an LRT was.
Using his best Columbo skills, he managed to discover nothing. Because his mic was turned off and, like a noble manatee, Ford managed to swim back and forth away from the question. Ford did vaguely utter that an LRT was a Streetcar line like the St.Clair right-of-way. But while he never once acknowledged that he didn’t actually know what an LRT was, he did prove one thing: Josh Matlow could keep his cool and refrained from running across the room and choke Rob “Bike Lane” Ford!
When the dust cleared, city council voted 28 – 16 in favour of the subway extension. I am confident that Doug Ford has explained to little brother what an LRT is by now so now he will be able to answer Josh Matlow confidently that and LRT is not like St.Clair, it is like Queen Street.
Here are some situations where politicians could have used some of Councillor Josh Matlow’s reserve.
…And while this one in the States might not involve politicians, it’s still over a very important issue – Maple Syrup…