Rest in Peace Rob Ford, Man of the People
One of the most interesting men to come out of Toronto politics, Rob Ford, has passed away at 46 years old after a battle with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. His chief of staff Dan Jacobs, issued the following statement:
“With heavy hearts and profound sadness, the Ford family announces the passing of their beloved son, brother, husband, and father, Councillor Rob Ford earlier today at the age of 46.
A dedicated man of the people, Councillor Ford spent his life serving the citizens of Toronto.
The family asks that you respect their privacy and join them in their grieving and their prayers.
The family will not be making any statements to the media or taking any questions. Information will follow at a later time regarding memorial services.
Over his decade and a half in municipal politics, Ford won a devoted following for being a straight talker who championed the average taxpayer.”
Support for the Ford family is all over social media, too.
Saddened to learn that former Toronto mayor Rob Ford has passed away. My thoughts & prayers are with Rob's friends, family & colleagues.— Kathleen Wynne (@Kathleen_Wynne) March 22, 2016
Terrorist Attack in Brussels
There was another terrorist attack in Brussels which has left more than 30 people dead, and more than 200 wounded. During rush hour, explosions struck both the international airport and a metro station. An Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.
Some at-the-scene accounts from NPR this morning:
Gabriele Steinhauser, a reporter with The Wall Street Journal, who’s in Brussels, relayed witness accounts to NPR’s Morning Edition:
“Parts of the ceiling fell down. There was a lot of water from pipes breaking. People who were there during the explosions said there were scenes of chaos. It took about 10 minutes for security personnel to arrive. There were mothers with children and old people who didn’t know what to do.
“People felt like the authorities were badly prepared, and when they were led out of the airport they were led right through the place where the explosions happened. People say there was a lot of blood.”
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