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Coach is in Ford’s corner [Toronto Sun]
Ford mess will be hot topic into the new year [Toronto Sun]
Mayor Rob Ford fights to keep his job [Toronto Sun]
Rob Ford out: What happens to the ‘Ford agenda’? [Toronto Star]
Removing Mayor Rob Ford from office now a denial of democracy, his lawyer say [Toronto Star]
Rob Ford reverses position to vote for motion recognizing 75th anniversary of Nanking massacre [National Post]
Ford files request for stay, seeks answer from judge on whether he can run in by-election [Globe & Mail]

Tweet lands Toronto chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat in hot water [Toronto Sun]
Council opponents take a break from the tension [Toronto Sun]
The Minutes: What Toronto City Council decided Wednesday [Toronto Star]
Karen Stintz hints at byelection bid as speculation over race to replace Toronto Mayor Rob Ford heats up [National Post]
Ford adversary Stintz casts her eye on mayoralty [Globe & Mail]

Council trashes its plastic bag ban plan [Toronto Sun]
Taxed, banned, then blowing in the wind: Why Toronto can’t fight its way out of a plastic bag [Toronto Star]
Toronto plastic bag ban on hold indefinitely until lawsuits settled [National Post]
In surprise move, Toronto kills plastic bag ban [Globe & Mail]

TTC getting on board with Presto [Toronto Sun]
Presto scan cards introduced across TTC by 2016 as $8.4B transit plan moves ahead despite council chaos [National Post]

• Councillor vows to fight transfer of Toronto Zoo’s African elephants [Globe & Mail]
‘It’s none of their business’: Edmonton mayor irate over ‘ridiculous’ Toronto motion telling Alberta capital what to do with its elephant [National Post]