"He is not qualified to be prime minister."
The west-end ward will stay in the family.
Doug Ford says that if there is a byelection to replace his brother Rob Ford as councillor for Ward 2, either he or his nephew Mike Ford will run for the vacant Toronto city council seat. The former ...
"There is a constituency there that can be politically mobilized.''
The two brothers were introduced at a Harper rally as “two great sons of Etobicoke Centre.”
Ford Nation is crushed. On Monday night, after John Tory was declared the winner of the Toronto mayoral race, more than a few supporters of Doug and Rob Ford couldn't hold back their disappointment. G...
If you call Rob Ford on the number he provides on his "Rob Ford Mayor" magnets, he will call you back. That's the campaign promise the embattled Toronto mayor highlights in his latest re-election vide...
In 2012, referring to council, Doug Ford said: "I can't get anywhere with these monkeys." Was that a term of endearment? How can Mayor Ford expect to get anything done at City Hall when you use such language? Oh, that's right. Since then, he mostly hasn't. No need to answer. When you told the father of an autistic child who rightly and democratically challenged your views to "go to hell," what were you thinking?
An ugly scene broke out Friday at the "Ford Fest" barbecue in Scarborough as supporters of Toronto's controversial mayor clashed with a handful of LGBTQ activists. There were several verbal confrontat...
A Canadian rapper whose biggest hit warns about the perils of talking to the police is apparently a big fan of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Snow — whose real name is Darrin O'Brien — caused a bit of a stir...
That's what makes Ford Nation so extraordinary -- the incredible dichotomy that exists when it comes to criticism of most politicians and criticism of Rob Ford. Ford effectively gets what amounts to a jaw-dropping free pass from his base (in Toronto or in B.C.) nine times out of 10.
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Biblical are not a religious band. They are not a political band. They are a furious band, though. Sitting on a street corner where the Mod Club Theatre and a Toronto Spirituality Temple meet, Nick Se...
Toronto is more than Ford Nation, true, but it is also so much more than the Core. Let me tell you about my Toronto. Toronto is getting a Jamaican beef patty on a fresh portuguese bun at Eglinton and Oakwood. Toronto is getting congee rice porridge in North Scarborough. Toronto is so much more than the Core or the car-centric suburbs.
Rob Ford can make one heck of an entrance. Toronto’s embattled mayor entered the room at his re-election campaign kickoff party on Thursday with bag-pipers in front and ardent supporters shouting “For...
TORONTO - Toronto’s controversial Mayor Rob Ford threw a large party _ complete with recorded music and a live band _ for the official launch of hi
Jimmy Kimmel, who has repeatedly used the adventures and misadventures of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford for comedic material, recently appeared on the Ford brothers' YouTube show for his own roasting. In a c...
I thought former Trinity NDP MP Olivia Chow, would be a formidable challenger to Mayor Rob Ford. But I am starting to have my doubts, as the glow of the brief honeymoon with Chow has dissipated. And Olivia Chow is faltering and fading. Chow's agenda recalls an earlier more left-wing extremist period in Toronto politics. Since the first debate, the indications are even stronger that Ford is cutting into Chow Country. The reasons are obvious.
Kevin Spacey wants you to know that he's not, as Doug Ford called him, an "arrogant SOB". The Ford brothers and Spacey first crossed paths when the actor and Rob both appeared on Jimmy Kimmel's Oscar...
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So, this happened. The Ford brothers used their not-so-popular YouTube show Friday to fire back at actor Kevin Spacey, who mocked Toronto's mayor on the Jimmy Kimmel show earlier this month. We'll le...
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Doug Ford thinks the so-called "Ford Nation" is ready to fight like warrior poets. The Toronto city councillor and manager of his brother's re-election campaign told The Toronto Sun Monday that the up...
Tory's best hope for victory is that he must go after Chow's downtown support immediately. Let me throw another log on the fire. My thesis is not only that the right has abandoned Tory, and will not vote for him in significant numbers, but that Tory has actively shifted left to go after mushy Liberal support. In other words, John Tory, in the first days of his campaign, has revealed himself to be, what many of us true fiscal conservatives, have long suspected: that John Tory is a mushy downtown Liberal elitist in Tory clothing.
John Tory's non-campaign to become the next mayor of Toronto is in trouble. This is why. First, Edward Keenan, senior editor of The Grid and contributor to the Toronto Star, publicly questioned Tory'...
After a controversial run on the radio and a TV show that only lasted one episode, the Ford brothers have taken to YouTube. Rob Ford and Doug Ford launched a new YouTube channel (called "Ford Nation",...
Brace yourself: "Ford Nation" is coming back. Almost three months after their TV show was unceremoniously dropped by Sun News after just one episode, Rob and Doug Ford are returning to the airwaves —...
I believe Mayor Rob Ford will be re-elected. Some of you Ford haters, critics and doubters may question my position. Unlike these robo-calling pollsters, my associates and I have actually gone out into the field, into the darkest, deepest Ford Nation. We have talked to real people about Ford. The support is still strong. Still pollsters and old media types cannot believe why Ford Nation is sticking with Ford. So they have come up with another cockamamie theory: Ford supporters support Ford's fiscal agenda, but not Ford the man himself. Excuse me while I go all Marshall McLuhan.Ford is both the message and the medium.
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The biggest loss to the CBC is that it will no longer be able to access a working-class crowd because this very important Canadian audience only gravitated to CBC for HNIC and the presence of Don Cherry. The loss of Cherry and Hockey Night in Canada is a lost opportunity for CBC to escape its uptight Waspish politically correct, elitist/urban/sophisticated Toronto-centric shtetl.
There's something about Justin Trudeau with his sideways smiles, V-necks and ladies' night that reminds me of smarmy men from my past. That connection is hard to break, even though as a friend recently pointed out, he's probably the politician who best reflects my views. As with our personal relationships, we are often blind to our favourite politicians' faults. We defend them when others bring up their shortcomings -- "You don't know the real Barack!" -- rather than accept the facts. That's why it stung so much when I recently read a piece in the Globe and Mail titled "From messiah to lame duck: How Barack Obama fell to earth."
These new young Toronto elites are very pro business and pro downtown Toronto development. They love Porter Air for business and pleasure. And they don't like to pay a lot of taxes. They certainly don't want their hard-earned salaries supporting feather-bedding unionists, with jobs for life at City Hall and unlimited pensions.
I think all those years of drinking fancy tea at David's Teas, sipping Almond Milk at Whole Foods and eating organic beef from Rowe Farms, where everybody knows your cow's name, may be the cause. I don't think even 30 days of rehab in Scarborough will do the trick. But I will try one more time to explain the populist and enduring appeal of the Ford phenomenon. I have known and met many members of Ford Nation in the last few years. I have met them at coffee shops, restaurants and in their homes. I have met them at Ford Fests. The bulk of Ford's support is in the cities of Etobicoke, North York and Scarborough.
Toronto mayor Rob Ford's approval rating has apparently held steady despite a scandal-plagued week involving admissions of crack cocaine use, public intoxication and the release of a video of the...
What if one of the reasons Toronto is so prosperous is precisely because its Mayor is too befuddled and unimaginative to interfere in any serious way with the functioning of the city? What if Mayor Ford is great precisely because he does little to nothing?