Wed, 05 Dec 2012 20:00:00 GMT | By Jeff Hale
Rob Ford leads bad year for Canadian mayors

Municipal scandals grab attention in 2012



Rob Ford, Gilles Vaillancourt, Joe Fontana and Gerald Tremblay.
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Rob Ford led an infamous year for Canada’s mayors. Normally, you might say civic politics is the forgotten cog in Canadian government. Voter turnout for municipal elections generally wanes, if it shows any movement at all. The attention of the news media is often not much better, especially when compared to coverage of provincial and federal politics. Repairing pot holes is nowhere near as sexy as a cabinet shuffle.

However, this year, municipal affairs has captured more of the public’s attention, largely through mayoral missteps. MSN takes a look at some of those who are in charge of our cities.  

Some are good, some are bad, some are ugly. Others fall in between a couple of categories. We’ll let you decide who belongs in what category. Some of you have already made that determination, posting assessments of your mayor when we asked for feedback on Facebook.

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