Toronto: a model of independence? The Ontario capital could offer lessons in avoiding municipal party politics
from The Montreal Gazette
As Montreal and Laval struggle to reimagine what city politics should be like in the shadow of corruption hearings and the resignations of Gérald Tremblay and Gilles Vaillancourt, folks down the 401 have been experiencing their own political catharsis. Recently in Toronto, Mayor Rob Ford won a reprieve after an appeal court rejected a ruling that found him guilty of conflict of interest when, as a councillor for Etobicoke, he accepted $3,150 in donations from lobbyists and a corporation through a charity that bears his name.
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