Monday, December 20, 2010

Toronto’s city council votes to censure Maclean's, His Lord Mayor Ford disagrees

Our conservative mayor thinks it's AOK for a national magazine to print a racist tirade.

Okeydoke then.

Toronto’s city council voted at the end of Thursday’s lengthy meeting to request an apology from Maclean’s magazine for publishing an article that raised the question of whether the University of Toronto and other Canadian universities are “too Asian.”

The motion to request an apology, tabled by Councillor Mike Layton, passed easily, 27 votes to 11, without any debate. Though Mayor Rob Ford voted against it, three of his conservative allies — council speaker Frances Nunziata, economic development committee chair Michael Thompson and David Shiner — took the side of the left-wing Layton.

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