The Toronto Star’s Rosie DiManno:
Outgoing: A cart piled high with cases of beer empties.
Incoming: Police Chief Bill Blair.
This was the intriguing traffic at Mayor Rob Ford’s second-floor City Hall office Monday afternoon.
Presumably, the two men did not slug back brewskies during their private 90-minute conclave, though they did emerge with hail-fellow-well-met bonhomie, all flushed with mutual goodwill.
Quick tip to budding writers: if you ever look up from your keyboard and realize you’ve just typed something like “they did emerge with hail-fellow-well-met bonhomie, all flushed with mutual goodwill”, maybe you should consider another career. Or smashing your fingers with a hammer. Whatever comes naturally.
Otherwise: Holding the line on the police budget is one of the few things that’s impressed me about the Ford administration thus far. It’s a principled stand, and one that I did not think he’d make.