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New Year's Levee

Everyone loves a Levee: A look at the personalities who came out to meet Rob Ford Add to ...

The Mayor’s New Year’s Levee is billed as an opportunity for ordinary citizens to meet with politicians and share some goodwill. This year, of course, the event unfolded under the cloud of a court case that could see Rob Ford booted from office. His hardcore supporters turned up in droves, as did the occasional detractor. They mingled with a mix of fringe characters, a handful of homeless people who wandered in off Nathan Philips Square and, yes, even some ordinary citizens. Adrian Morrow offers a look at the different personalities who queued up at the Clamshell to meet the chief magistrate.