There were more deputations on Monday, September 19, 2011 at City Hall (Toronto). The process allows citizens to speak in front of the mayor and members of city council for 2 minutes each. After their time is up any councillors can ask questions for a limited time.
In this video observe Mayor Rob Ford’s arrogance. It was so disgusting. He seems to authentically have contempt for people.
This second video is long, but well worth a look. We have a number of speakers, including a colourful guest at the end:
Of course Rob Ford’s popularity has been slipping steadily this past month: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2011/09/14/toronto-ford-poll.html
I imagined this would happen once his ‘gravy’ campaign was seen for what it is, an excuse to cut back on the role of the government in the spirit of austerity that is so common worldwide. Even in the suburbs of Toronto (my spot included) where he was typically popular is seeeing a dramatic shift. So much so that Tim Hudak is distancing himself from Ford: http://toronto.openfile.ca/blog/curator-blog/curated-news/2011/tim-hudak-suddenly-doesnt-want-talk-about-rob-ford-much
PCs, say good-bye to any Toronto seats.