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Crazy times in Rob Ford's 'Crazy Town'

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It's the story of Rob Ford. The story of all the scandal, all the politics and all the past as told by intrepid reporter Robyn Doolittle.

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'Crazy Town': Doolittle does a lot with Rob Ford's story

Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story

by Robyn Doolittle
(Penguin Canada,
2014;
$29.95)

Imagine the following scenario:  

I am the principal of a school. I use illegal hard drugs that I get from the drug dealers I spend a lot of time with (and even hire sometimes to do work for me and who get paid for this out of the school budget). I also have ties to dangerous street gangs that smuggle guns and drugs into my city, contributing to the city's crime problems. 



I have been drunk on the job. I have not shown up for important events and meetings and I have also shown up intoxicated to other important events. I am under investigation by the police, but I refuse to cooperate with them and think the police are at fault for investigating me in the first place. 



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Disgraced Canadian politicians star in Alltime TV lineup

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Innovative TV startup Alltime capitalizes on on-demand trends and disgraced Canadian politicians to bring you pay-per-episode programming. Get ready to cancel your cable.

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Alltime TV unbundles cable, hires disgraced politicians

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Taking its cue from the continued popularity of On Demand services, an innovative startup called Alltime TV is launching a new set of programming for the watch-now, on-demand crowd. It's pay-per-episode cable, but that's not all this new broadcaster has got up its sleeve.

Alltime has taken the extraordinary step of hiring a number of Canada's embattled or disgraced politicians -- including Patrick Brazeau and the Ford brothers -- as political pundits, reality stars and actors in a move to capture the disgruntled cable viewers that make up much of Canada's television consumerscape.

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