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Ford tosses hat into Toronto mayoral race

About a half-hour before Rob Ford addressed a throng of supporters at a rally to launch his mayoral campaign, the old Trooper classic “Raise a Little Hell” blared over the sound system. And Ford’s entry into the crowded race to become Toronto’s next mayor might just deliver on the song’s promise.

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Councillor spending needs monitoring

Would you spend over $1,000 on a high backed leather office chair? Perhaps, if — like Ward 44 councillor Ron Moeser, who bought that chair earlier this year — you had $53,100 from the public purse at your disposal and very few measures to control how it’s spent.