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Ed Keenan has a plan for Rob Ford—but is the mayor really the reasonable guy Keenan needs him to be?

In this week’s issue of The Grid, Edward Keenan offers a “five-point plan” to help Rob Ford right his crashing and burning administration while still sticking to his principles. Now, Keenan’s advice, which includes emphasizing customer service and public consultation, is good stuff. But his plan seems to rest on the assumption that Ford is a reasonable guy, amendable to working with his foes (like lefty councillors and public service employees). Our question: um, is he? There’s an ample amount of evidence to suggest that making compromises is not something that comes easily to Ford. Remember when Ford was asked to compliment then-rival George Smitherman and all he could muster was “I like his ties once in a while”? Sheesh. Then again, Ford’s waning support on council could force him to soften up a little. Of course, that doesn’t mean he’s going to enjoy it. Read the entire story [The Grid] »

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