Toronto Mayor

Toronto's Mayoral Candidates Should Realize Budget Cuts Don't Equal Prosperity

Russ Blinch | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada Politics
Russ Blinch

Wouldn't it be cool to have a mayor who swanned around in a hybrid car, rather than a gas guzzling jalopy, and who talked about "nurturing" entrepreneurs, or who sought tax breaks for sustainability initiatives, or who could imagine something outside of the box when it comes to Toronto's moribund waterfront?

If the Other Candidates Don't Step it Up, We're in For Ford More Years

John Laforet | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Politics
John Laforet

If Rob Ford's opponents don't step up their game, there is a very real chance Rob Ford will be re-elected Mayor of Toronto in October 2014, providing he continues to meet the requirements to be a candidate for Mayor. Wednesday night's debate hosted by CityTV was an absolute farce. It was not a good night for Torontonians ready for change at City Hall. Very little by way of policy was discussed, and even when it was, there is enough agreement between the Mayor's opponents on key issues that polarizing this election in a manner that favours a challenger will be hard.

Ford Grins His Way Through 1st Debate

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Rob Ford came frequently under attack Thursday during the first televised mayoral debate, but none of the main candidates vying for his job ...

Jimmy Kimmel Should Be Ashamed of Himself

Candace Plattor | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Candace Plattor

When Kimmel invited Ford to appear as a guest on his talk show, sharing the bill with Gonzo from Sesame Street, most of us knew that nothing good was going to come of this. But what actually transpired was, in my view, unbelievably awful -- more so than I could have imagined. By now, we all understand that Rob Ford is a sick man, in any number of ways. His various addictive behaviours, from food, to alcohol, to lying and yes, perhaps to crack, appear to not even begin to crumble the façade of a man who desperately needs help with some pretty clear physical and mental health issues. And Jimmy Kimmel should be ashamed of himself.

'It Seemed Like We Were Having Fun'

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada TV

TORONTO - Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel said it was not his intention to upset Rob Ford during the mayor’s appearance on his ABC program Monday night...

America, Stop Giving Our Embarrassing Mayor So Much Attention

Sonia Hong | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Sonia Hong

Even if you are making fun of him, 1) he's not in on the joke, and 2) you are increasing his chances of re-election through not only name recognition, but helping him to seem "funny" and "cool". This might be hilarious to you, but you are seriously affecting the future of Toronto. He doesn't have to be your mayor, but unfortunately he has to be mine. I've heard Jimmy Kimmel and various Americans (and Canadians) say, "Well, he seems to be a pretty good mayor". Rob Ford also seems to think so too. To help you better understand what you are really doing to our city, here is a list of truths the Ford brothers want us to ignore amidst stories about Hollywood visits and PR gaffes.

Ford Going To The Oscars? Apparently Not

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada Politics

Rob Ford is reportedly bound for the Oscars. Toronto’s mayor will go to Sunday night’s Academy Awards and will make an appearance on Monday's J...


CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada TV

TORONTO - The antics of embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford could soon be coming to a TV or movie screen.Blue Ice Pictures has acquired the film and tele...

I Almost Ran Over Rob Ford

CBC | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Noz Kazemi says she and her boyfriend were driving down Lougheed Highway Friday night, with her baby and dog in the car, when two men ran out in front...

It's Justin Bieber vs. Rob Ford in the Crazy Game

Philip Plante-Ajah | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada
Philip Plante-Ajah

If you plan on taking a selfie in your boxers exposing your Anthony Weiner, getting caught picking up a prostitute, smoking crack or anything else that may land you as the question in Jeopardy, then you are no longer the king in the king's court, you have become the jester; and not even Disney has made a movie depicting a jester becoming king, that would just be too absurd.

Why We Should Start Thinking of Rob Ford as a Human Being

Leah Morrigan | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Politics
Leah Morrigan

How could we help him feel better about himself so he does a better job for our city? As hard as it may be for some of us to swallow, we could try to lose the blame and the judgement and throw him some slack. Why? When people treat us well, the better we feel, and the better we feel, the better we behave.

America Doesn't Want Him

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - A petition to make Rob Ford an honorary U.S. citizen hasn’t garnered much support so far.The petition appears on the White House websit...

Rob Ford's the Best Thing to Happen to Canadian Politics in Years

Noemi LoPinto | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Politics
Noemi LoPinto

One of the corollaries of our governing WASP culture is a loathing of animal appetites, an emphasis on self-control at the expense of, well, everything. Which is why it's great to see Rob Ford pour beer, crack cocaine and oral sex all over this carefully built myth of false gentility that means "Canada" to the outside world.

Ford Officially Registers For Re-Election

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s New Year’s resolution is to win the next mayoral election. Ford was the first in line to file his nomination papers on...

What Will Deputy Mayor Accomplish?

CBC | Posted 02.06.2014 | Canada Politics

A few months ago, Norm Kelly was a city councillor representing Scarborough—Agincourt. Today he has many of the legislative powers of mayor, formall...

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Rob Ford

Mike Gallay | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Mike Gallay

Rob Ford, should you be legally allowed to run for mayor again, though I may not have the courage of many of my neighbours to cast a vote in your direction, I most certainly will watch delightedly as you sweat your way through a seemingly endless string of awkward hallway press scrums and barely-veiled bigotry. You have taught me to accept what I do not understand.

Ford Will 'Catch Hisself': U.S. Sherriff Who Charged Local Mayor

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - An American sheriff who has just charged a town mayor with drug offences said Wednesday it's a head-scratcher why the continent's most notor...

Guess Who Would Win

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Politics

NDP MP Olivia Chow would defeat controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in an election if she decides to run, according to a new poll. Chow came out ...

How Addictive Is It?

CBC | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada

Ever since Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted to having smoked crack cocaine, various city councillors and media observers have publicly advised him to s...

Media Looks To Pry More Details

CBC | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics

Media lawyers are back in court today seeking the release of further police documents relating to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his associate Alexander L...

I Love Toronto and That's Why I Want a New Mayor

Josh Bowman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Josh Bowman

I'm tired of the manipulation. Of your "Ford Nation". You are actively lying to these people. Your supporters, the people who believe you to such an extent that they are willing to overlook anything. Corruption. Crime. Drugs. Gravy. Crazy. I feel sorry for you, and I feel sorry for the voters who don't seem to know any better.

'God's Gift To Comedy'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada TV

TORONTO - The Rob Ford saga provided still more fodder for the late night TV comedy hosts Monday after another controversial day for the Toronto mayor...


CP | Paola Loriggio and Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Pledging to stay sober and get in shape, Toronto's embattled mayor vowed to turn his life around Tuesday and bounce back from the latest blo...

HEADLINES: The Rob Ford Scandal As Told Through Song

HuffPost Canada Music | Anne T. Donahue | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Music

Just when you didn't think Rob Ford could get any worse, he does. From his proposal for mandatory drug testing for Toronto City Council members and ma...

Rob Ford's Mayoral Powers Melting

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Toronto's trouble-prone mayor should take his cues from what city council is telling him after they passed two motions to limit his powers, ...