Here’s a Q & A from the Toronto Star that was written after it was known that Mayor Rob Ford has some kind of abdominal tumor and before it was announced that he is dropping his bid for reelection. If you’re curious, you can use that Q & A to figure what it means that Rob Ford has quit and his brother Doug has replaced him on the ballot.

It seems that Doug has never been as popular as his brother, so he is no lock to take over for his brother when he leaves office in December.

Regardless of what happens, hopefully there be less drunken use of crack cocaine involved.

Martin Longman

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