Ford given "F" in racial justice report card


Keeping with this municipal election's theme of interest group debates and impromptu report cards, the latest grades on "racial justice" have just been released.

Shocker of shockers -- Rob Ford was given an "F" by the Colour of Poverty Campaign-Colour of Change Network (COP/C), a unit composed of 13 community organizations. Joe Pantalone was given a B and Rocco Rossi got a C+. George Smitherman was again the keener in the class, awarded a B+ and landing the top spot.

How did he beat Pantalone, I wonder? Seems a touch odd, but perhaps the idea of a two-horse race really has been embraced by the majority following this election.

The 'report card' was based on how candidates' positions aligns with the group's ideology on issues such as voting rights of non-citizens, employment equity programs, and city programs and services for racial minorities. According to the report, Ford was the only major candidate who declined to meet with the group. No word yet as to how long he'll be in detention.


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