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Apparently, 13,000 Torontonians are the victims of union bullying

After this week’s news regarding the mayor’s plummeting support, Rob Ford told reporters the only poll that matters is the one on election day. Unfortunately for the incumbent mayor, if that day were tomorrow, it looks like only 27 per cent of voters would cast a ballot for Ford and 77 per cent want their local councillors to vote against Ford’s proposed cuts, according to a recent poll of 13,000 Toronto residents by Forum Research. Sobering news, no doubt, and we wonder how Ford will play this one (of course, given that the Forum poll in question was paid for by CUPE Local 79—we’re guessing he’ll reach for the union trickery card). And, really, the question posed about city service cuts is indeed leading. The question about an election, however, is pretty straightforward. Lucky for Ford, he doesn’t have to worry about that for a few more years. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »

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