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Nov 2, 2010
Spooky Halloween costume: Divided Toronto.

Ford's win opens the gates of pro-development hell

Elizabeth Littlejohn
The green belts and the Places to Grow Act are at risk. This is the saddest legacy from Toronto’s municipal election, an aftershock which to those who voted for Ford will be known as a betrayal.
Columnists
Nov 2, 2010

The perils of Pauline Marois

Parti Québecois leader Pauline Marois has all the qualities necessary to be premier of Quebec, but is still being challenged by members of her party who say she has not been pushing sovereignty enough
Blog
Oct 29, 2010

Rob Ford and the politics of anger

Eric Mang
The phrase most often used to describe the ascension of Ford is "voter anger." This rage against the machine may have blinded many Ford supporters as to the character and measure of this man.
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How Ford won the campaign on the ground, and not in the media

Why the media got it wrong

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Mr. Granatstein also agreed with Ryerson University journalism professor April Lindgren's suggestion that, with polls handy, anecdotal evidence often gets short shrift.

"I think reporters have gotten away from trusting what they hear on the street because it's considered unscientific," Ms. Lindgren said.

But even the subtler signals of public intentions proved hard to read. Mr. Ford's overt decision not to court the mainstream media, and in some cases to shut writers out entirely, obscured what is often the best litmus test: the body language inside a leading campaign team.

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