Rob Ford’s executive committee is no longer all-powerful as city council enters a new era

Rob Ford’s executive committee is no longer all-powerful as city council enters a new era

(Image: Christopher Drost) 

Either the magical powers of Giorgio Mammoliti’s thumb are waning or the mayor’s team of loyal minions executive committee is quickly realizing it can no longer push Rob Ford’s agenda through council by sheer force of will. The Globe and Mail speculates that a new era of compromise has dawned at city hall after the executive committee temporarily blocked two of the mayor’s initiatives, including a proposal to sell off hundreds of Toronto Community Housing units. Members of the now mighty—once mushy—middle appear to be trying to paint this news as proof of the Ford’s newfound flexibility and a willingness to compromise. Although, for his part, Ford is doing everything he can to prove them wrong. Read the entire story [Globe and Mail] »