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Rob Ford starts his weight loss challenge with a public weigh-in (also, puns)

Rob Ford and brother Doug start their public weight loss campaign today, as part of their plan to raise money for charity (and, we suspect, to distract reporters from more pressing issues than the mayor’s waistline). You can track the Fords’ progress at CutTheWaist.ca—see what they did there?—a website that keeps tabs on how many pounds the brothers are losing, as well as the rest of the city (yes, Torontonians can report their own weight loss efforts, too). Meanwhile, the Toronto Star has the awkward task of reporting on the PR stunt without actually speaking to the mayor. But who knows, maybe consistently positive coverage of the challenge could put the paper back in the mayor’s good books. Though, really, we doubt it. Read the entire story [CP24] »

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