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Handy name anagrams for Toronto’s next mayor

Olivia Chow threw her name in the hat today to be Toronto's next mayor

Aw civil, ooh threw her name in the hat today to be Toronto’s next mayor

The REAL campaign to become Toronto’s next mayor kicked off today when — as widely predicted — Olivia Chow officially announced she’s running for the job.

Brits in Toronto has no political allegiance or bias. We may “crack” the odd joke here and there, but in all honesty, just want to live in a great city like Toronto that is being run well, not costing us a fortune and has some respect.

Not too much to ask, eh?

There are 37 candidates so far, but here’s a quick list of the top prospects (in alphabetical order), links to their policies, agendas and websites and handy anagrams of their names you can break the ice at parties with.

Morgan Baskin = Barking moans

Jeff Billard = Bad jell! Riff?

Olivia Chow = Aw civil, ooh!

Rob Ford = Total clown

David Soknacki = Vodka and sick, I

Karen Stintz = Arts? Zen? Knit!

John Tory = Horny jot

Good luck to all the candidates and may you keep the promises you make during this campaign!

I feel really sorry for the British Rob Ford(s)

Rob Ford from Manchester, England is not a mayor, has never smoked crack or been drunk in public. One of these may be wrong actually

Rob Ford from Manchester, England is not a mayor, has never smoked crack or been very drunk in public. One of these may be wrong actually

So unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few weeks, you know that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is in a bit of a pickle. He’s been accused — actually, now admitted — to smoking crack cocaine, being very drunk in public and … just today … been caught on camera threatening to kill someone.

Toronto is a divided city: those who hate the guy, feels he’s embarrassing us and has to go — and those in “Ford Nation” who love the guy, want to forgive his foibles and feel he’s a “man of the people.”

And of course, those people take to Twitter to vent their anger or their love. Unfortunately, they don’t check the correct Twitter account — this one — and use the wrong Twitter account — this one. (There’s also this one but he seems to have escaped the wrath.)

The former fake Rob Ford, not the latter fake Rob Ford — this is so bloody confusing! — has been featured in the media and just wants to live a quiet life. Can’t say I blame him.

So, to all the British fake Rob Fords out there, we want you to know that Brits in Toronto has your back and support from across the pond!