Not any more

Doug Ford meet Margaret Atwood

In Government, Media, Toronto on July 26, 2011 at 20:55

Just a tad…

It’s so funny it real is sad.  Even if you lived under a rock for the last 40 years, you would think that the name Margaret Atwood might mean something.  So here’s a list of interviews with the world famous author for Doug and the rest of Ford Nation.

Just in case you need a quick run down on Ms. Atwood, here’s the skinny.

Born Nov 18, 1939 in Ottawa, chillin’ here in the T-dot since 1980

Here’s a list of novel you can get at your local library (probably not at Tim Hortons)

A few of her awards

Oh and she knows shit loads as well.  She graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts in English (honours) and minors in philosophy and French at UofT;  She has taught at the University of British Columbia (1965), Sir George Williams University in Montreal (1967–68), the University of Alberta (1969–70), York University in Toronto (1971–72), the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa (1985), where she was visiting M.F.A. Chair, and New York University, where she was Berg Professor of English; also she has a few honorary degrees from

Doug, I think you better get some help taking on this women.  She’s 71 and she carrying a big stick of knowledge.


Just in case you don’t think Ms. Atwood can hold her own in the political arena (since she isn’t a democratically elected official…yet)


You can read Paul Moloney’s full article in the Toronto Star here–doug-ford-blasts-margaret-atwood-over-libraries-i-don-t-even-know-her?bn=1#.Ti8MN7nK77M.facebook

Councillor Doug Ford has fired back at world-renowned author Margaret Atwood for her criticism of suggested library cuts, telling reporters: “I don’t even know her. If she walked by me, I wouldn’t have a clue who she is.”

Ford also said that the literary icon and activist — who took him to task on Twitter for saying, erroneously, that his Etobicoke ward has more libraries than Tim Hortons — should get herself elected to office or pipe down.

“Well good luck to Margaret Atwood. I don’t even know her. If she walked by me, I wouldn’t have a clue who she is,” said the councillor and advisor to his brother, Mayor Rob Ford, after a committee meeting on proposed cuts.

“She’s not down here, she’s not dealing with the problem. Tell her to go run in the next election and get democratically elected. And we’d be more than happy to sit down and listen to Margaret Atwood.”

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