TORONTO THE GOOD??–City run by probable crack cocaine addict.

At one time Toronto had the reputation as being one of the safest and cleanest cities.  Now we are catching up to other cities that have the opposite reputation.. and to add salt to the wound our once looked up to city is being run by a mayor who reportedly smokes crack cocaine and hangs out with unsavoury characters, exhibits drunken behaviour  and urinates in public. He has been the subject of ridicule on late night talk shows and is now known world-wide for this fiasco and other issues of poor judgement exhibited by him.

Mayor Rob Ford is handling this matter in the same way  as other politicians and high profile people do who are embroiled in a scandal. The rules are as follows:

Rule number 1:  Deny, deny, deny.

Rule number 2: When you can’t deny anymore–apologize, apologize, apologize–first to family and then to those you are supposed to be leading. It helps if a few tears can be shed.

Rule number 3: Accept full responsibility

Rule number 4 : Pledge to change.

Most eventually resign–but no, not our Mayor Ford. Not only does he refuse to step down, he fully intends to seek reelection as mayor in October. This  fiasco is still unfolding with a video to be released shortly showing Mr. Ford smoking something from a pipe. He refuses to comment on the video until he sees it. I believe him when he says he doesn’t know what is on the video. He was probably too stoned and intoxicated  at the time to remember anything. This man is an addict and desperately needs treatment and to resign his position of leadership.

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About epsnider

E.P SNIDER is the pen name that I used to publish "WHY ME- a memoir". I used a pen name so as not to embarrass my spouse, my offspring, their offspring, my grand dogs and my friends. A dream came true when I had my first book published at the age of sixty-nine. "WHY ME? "is a collection of memoirs recounted from various stages of my life and the lives of those that I love or like at least some of the time. Most of the incidences are humorous-some are not. I am a senior but I feel more like a junior except for the aches and pains. When I look in the mirror I often see my mother or some other aging lady with wrinkles and sun spots. The amount and depth of wrinkling depends on which mirror I am looking into, the degree of lighting and how well my skin absorbed the moisturizing cream that day. Although I am mature in years, maturity is definitely not one of my virtues. If something strikes me as funny I get the giggles. Most of my family and many of our friends have a rather warped sense of humour-so I giggle a lot. Laughter plays an important role in our lives. My friends were a significant inspiration for me to begin my writing career. For the past number of years hubby and I have been spending part of the winter season in Florida to escape the sometimes bitter cold climate in Toronto Canada. Every year I send emails to those left behind. To my delight they find my emails to be hysterical and a cure for their winter doldrums. They compare my style of writing to that of the late Erma Bombeck. For those of you not familiar with the author-- she was a beloved American humorist in the 1970's and 1980's. I have loved literature and creative writing from an early age. I spent some of my growing up years in Alberta and won a prize for a best poem commemorating Alberta's bicentennial year. My grade seven teacher was a large and forceful woman, with white hair and course bristly white chin hairs to match. We were all intimidated by her and thus listened intently as she drilled us about parsing sentences and adverbs and adjectives. She provided me with a good basis of the English language. In addition to "Why Me" I have had a short essay published in a book of assorted memoirs by Canadian woman. I currently write for our Toronto Condominium newspaper. I hope to do more writing, although I am not sure if my family can cope with any more of my meltdowns when blocks of written material mysteriously disappear off of my computor. I admit I am computor and electronically challenged, but I will persevere. - - - - - - - - - - - Writing has been a passion of mine through out my life. Ever since I took a step forward and entered into the world of computers, a new world of opened up for me. I found myself engrossed in writing emails with lengthy updates about my life's recent highlights. To my delight, people found me...funny! I then offered to write for my condo newsletter, and I recently had a short memoir published. For the last several years I became glued to my computer, transferring my hand-written life adventure notes to an actual story of my life's defining moments. Finally, at the age of 69, I was done... I wrote a book! AND it's actually published. People are reading it. People are enjoying it. I am thrilled! Plus, it's one of the greatest gifts I could ever give my family. Talk about a dream come true. My advice to you: Think positive, keep your eye on the prize, and you too can enjoy as your dreams and desires come to fruition.
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2 Responses to TORONTO THE GOOD??–City run by probable crack cocaine addict.

  1. I drove through Toronto years ago. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to explore the city much. But it seemed like a beautiful place at that point in time. Sorry to hear things have changed. Other than the beautiful scenery, the thing I remember most about Canada is the people. So very hospitable and friendly. I enjoyed traveling in Canada and wish I could do it again some day.

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  2. epsnider says:

    Despite everything Toronto is still a great place to live. We represent many cultures here and a lot of culture- great theatre, concerts, and restaurants and yes most of the people are friendly and nice. If we want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, cottage country and beautiful northern Ontario is just a short drive away

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