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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v11n48 (11/29/2012) » Section: Week in Review

Over The Timber, Under the Door

Meet the new boss: It seems likely that Republicans will retain control of the New York State Senate, regardless of the outcome of the 46th District race, where Democrat Cecelia Tkaczyk’s election night lead seemed to have been overcome by Republican George Amedore as ballots were counted and recounted, challenged and defended. (At press time, Amedore’s lead was 110 votes, down from 920 earlier this week; paper ballots in Ulster County, at least those which a judge rules valid, will tell the tale.) That’s because the four independent Democrats led by Senator Jeff Klein seem disposed to forming a coalition with Republicans, regardless whether Amedore or Tkaczyk prevails.

Handling Conflicts of Interest, Canadian Style

Although Ontario is right there in our own backyard, and we think about it when it comes to sports or culture or shopping, most of us remain blissfully ignorant of the province’s politics. But here’s a story that ought to pique our curiosity: Last week, Ontario Superior Court Judge Charles Hackland ruled that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford be removed from office for violation of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.

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