As the Olympic Opening Ceremony unfolded in Sochi, Russia, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said he wants the rainbow pride flag removed from the special events flag pole at city hall. Toronto, along with other cities across the country, raised the flag as a sign of solidarity with the LGBT community in Russia. Mayor Ford said he’d prefer the Canadian flag fly on that pole during the Olympics.
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It comes after what was a terrible year for traffic deaths. In 2013, 61 people were involved in traffic fatalities in the city, including 40 pedestrians.