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Throwback Thursday: Don Cherry’s unwittingly ironic speech at Rob Ford’s inaugural council meeting

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“Rob’s honest, he’s truthful...I say he’s going to be the greatest mayor this city has ever seen as far as I’m concerned. And put that in your pipe you left-wing kooks.”

—Hockey commentator and sartorial risk-taker Don Cherry at Rob Ford’s inaugural council meeting back in 2010. As Ford’s special guest, Cherry appalled many councillors and Torontonians by using the solemn occasion as an opportunity to blast “left-wing pinkos.” In retrospect, an ironically prophetic choice of words.

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