This was the scene outside of Toronto City Hall this afternoon – news trucks packing up and heading home.
Rob Ford continues as Toronto's Interim Mayor. If he can hold on to power until July 23 – less than six more months – then he will have spent more time as Mayor of Toronto than Sarah Palin spent as Governor of Alaska.
(For what it's worth, the most recent population figures I can find gives Toronto 2.62 million people, while Alaska has 0.72 million.)
While I think that the recent court proceedings have revealed Rob Ford as a man completely unsuited to the job he has, I understand and approve of the reasoning behind the court decision that allows him to stay. I also think the whole issue of whether or not he's the mayor is fairly irrelevant, and the side-show distraction of having him stay will probably be less damaging than the one that would happen if he were removed.
Of course, there's still the issue of some rather questionable election financing, so this circus isn't over yet.
I have broken the links to hundreds and hundreds of photos, which will take a long time to repair. The workaround is to replace "photo.matthewpiers" in the link URL with "matthewpiers.smugmug". Awkward, but only temporary.
This is happening because I have revamped matthewpiers dot com. More of what I write and photograph will be going there, so check it out as well.
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