Toronto Punishes Rob Ford

No one saw this coming. After enduring a humiliating week of comments from its mayor—who admitted to smoking crack in a “drunken stupor” and discussed oral sex on live TV—the Toronto City Council passed a motion to limit some of Rob Ford’s powers. In the hours leading up to the vote, Ford attempted to persuade the council not to pass the legislation, claiming it would cost “an arm and a leg” for taxpayers. “Then resign!” several shouted. Approved in a 39-3 vote, the move strips him of the ability to dismiss the deputy mayor and his executive committee—both of which have actively spoken out against him.