POLITICS

Rob Ford Robocalls Target Ex-Ally, Former Councillor Paul Ainslie (TWITTER)

10/12/2013 09:42 EDT | Updated 10/12/2013 09:44 EDT
AP

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was quick to speak up about the lack of support for a new subway he's received from one of the city's councillors, after the councillor resigned Friday.

So quick, in fact, that residents of Paul Ainslie's former ward heard about it only hours afterwards.

Residents of Ward 43, the Scarborough ward Ainslie had represented, received robocalls allegedly from the mayor Friday, saying it was "unfortunate'" that Ainslie "didn't listen" to his constituents and was the only Scarborough councillor to vote against the subway.

680 News has a recording of one of the calls on their website.

Other city councillors, as well as Ainslie himself, took to Twitter to express their disapproval.

Ainslie tweeted Friday that the number Ford allegedly used to call residents was his office number, and included the number in his tweet.

Check out other reactions to the robocalls in the slideshow below.

Rob Ford Robocalls Target Ex-Ally