Rob Ford rejects reality to go for the dream

Posted on May 13th, 2013 4 great comments. Room for one more!

It’s been about 6 months now and Rob Ford has not yet responded to allegations that he’s taken control of City of Toronto correspondence by updating the wording at the bottom of City Hall press releases to make Toronto seem like a vigorous young suburb rather than the place you’d want to come to.

Under Miller

  • Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Under Ford

  • Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Exactly how many times do you need to mention government? Seems like one would be enough. And building a transportation city … hmm … you know, as a businessperson depending on transit, knowing that Toronto will one day build it is fantastically enticing, isn’t it? I mean, for later, but still … good for you, Toronto! Keep striving!

4 Comments on “ Rob Ford rejects reality to go for the dream ”

  • SarahD
    May 13th, 2013 1:37 pm

    Love it.;)


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  • SarahD
    May 13th, 2013 1:41 pm

    The cats love it so much they are fighting about it!
    Oh wait, they are just being cats… lol


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  • Daniel J. Christie
    May 16th, 2013 10:50 am

    Oliver came to us last summer. My wife was gardening and along came the handsomest cat I’ve ever seen, loaded with personality. Grey and white with a sense of humour. Nobody seemed to own Oliver -as if he could be owned, so we began tending to his needs. Now he has a place here. And my wife and I are anything but cat people. I’ve always mistrusted cats for some reason. There’s a duplicity about them as if they know your passwords and wouldn’t hesitate to use them for their own ends when you’re not looking. But Oliver knows other things too. I’m sure he does. He knows I’m not well and at night when no one is looking he quietly hops up on the end of the bed and drapes himself over my feet, knowing if I move he’ll be the first to know. Maybe I read too much into it all. Maybe, like most cats, it’s all about Oliver, not those who tend to his needs. But I really don’t care. He makes me laugh when laughter is hard to come by. He asks little for his services. And, like all cats, I think he knows more than he’s telling.


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  • Patrick
    May 21st, 2013 12:19 pm

    Holy cow…that’s almost the identical story of our Oliver! He showed up at my back door one blustery day and essentially insisted on living with me. I put up posters, visited nearby vets, canvased the neighbourhood, and no one claimed him. He’d been fixed and pretty well taken care of, so someone must’ve decided they didn’t like the sound of his voice anymore. Sad, but with a happy ending.

    I trust my Oliver (my email’s not that interesting), but his girth makes him uncomfortable on most laps. He knows this and uses it to wake me up. He also recognizes the words “food”, “tuna”, and “salmon”, while simultaneously ignoring words like “no” and “so stinky!”, so I know he’s smarter than he lets on.


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