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Rob Ford’s Conflict of Interest Case

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  • quotedlarge Duly Quoted: Rob Ford, on Why Nobody Should Worry That He Was Lobbying on Behalf of a Client Jul. 29, 2014 10:55 AM - “We have done business with every single company almost in Ontario. We are right around the world.” -Rob Ford, responding to claims that a company he assisted in lobbying for a City contract was, in fact, a client of his family business, Deco Labels and Tags. RR Donnelley and Sons, a Chicago-based printing company, unsuccessfully […]
  • 20130128rob-doug-ford-radio-recap Fords Helped Client of Family Business Lobby City for Contract Jul. 28, 2014 12:30 PM - Back in June, it was discovered that Mayor Rob Ford and his brother and campaign manager Councillor Doug Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) had lent a helping hand to Chicago-based printing company RR Donnelley and Sons. They arranged meetings, for example, and made phone calls in order to connect Donnelley with those deciding who would […]
  • RobFord Ford Fest 2014 Starts Weird and Turns Ugly Jul. 26, 2014 11:40 AM - Men and women who have been in a warzone describe it as long stretches of boredom punctured by short bursts of action. Ford Fest 2014 was hardly Da Nang, but it was slow, it was hot, it was tense, and it was confusing. It was sometimes pitiful and largely absurd. It was a lot of […]
  • open Summer Festival Will Open Yonge and Bloor to Pedestrians and Cyclists Jul. 25, 2014 10:50 AM - On August 17 and 31, Yonge and Bloor will be not merely be routes, but destinations. As part of a massive street festival known as Open Streets TO, stretches of both thoroughfares will be closed to vehicular traffic and given over to pedestrians and cyclists from 8 a.m. to noon each day. The event will […]
  • Poll Position: Ford, Chow, and Tory in Three-Way Tie for First Jul. 23, 2014 3:15 PM - If a mayoral election were held today, who would you vote for if the candidates were Rob Ford, Karen Stintz, John Tory, Olivia Chow, and David Soknacki? Rob Ford: 27% Karen Stintz: 6% John Tory: 28% Olivia Chow: 29% David Soknacki: 5% Some other candidate: 1% Don’t know: 4% Poll taken: July 21, 2014 Sample […]
  • Ford Fest Apparently Doesn’t Contravene Election Rules, Will Be Held in City Park Jul. 22, 2014 1:50 PM - On Friday, Scarborough’s Thomson Memorial Park will welcome Ford Fest, Rob Ford’s annual barbecue. This will come as a surprise to some, as City rules dictate that permits for City property and facilities cannot be issued to candidates during an election campaign. But in the permit application, the fest was referred to as a “special […]
  • Photo by Still The Oldie from the Torontoist Flickr pool. Waterfront Toronto Backs CEO After Rob Ford Demands His Resignation Jul. 18, 2014 9:49 AM - Waterfront Toronto’s board of directors has issued a letter in support of the agency’s CEO, John Campbell, after Mayor Rob Ford called for his resignation Thursday. At a press conference during which Ford took questions from City Hall reporters for the first time since returning from rehab, the mayor censured Waterfront Toronto for spending $600,000 […]
  • Rob Ford surrounded by Don Bosco football players, who have in the past been targets of the mayor's slurs. Integrity Commissioner Investigating Rob Ford’s Bigotry Jul. 17, 2014 1:45 PM - Mayor Rob Ford has once again been accused of violating the City’s code of conduct, this time for his use of racial slurs. In a formal complaint addressed to integrity commissioner Janet Leiper earlier this month, 37-year-old activist and Toronto resident Samuel Getachew wrote that Ford’s propensity for using racist language, as illustrated in a […]
  • 20140717GladHand Glad Hand: Rob’s Back, Act Crazy! Jul. 17, 2014 9:07 AM - Glad Hand is Torontoist’s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.
  • trampoline Spotted: Jumping for Joy at the Pan Am Countdown Launch Jul. 14, 2014 1:30 PM - SPOTTED BY: Richard Rhyme, from the Torontoist Flickr pool. WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square WHEN: July 11, 12:30 p.m. WHAT: Trampoline champion Samantha Sendel, delighting crowds at the 1 year to go! #WeArePanAm Party. Sendel has been a member of Canada’s national team for more than three years, and she—along with fellow athletes Karen Cockburn and […]
  • quotedlarge Duly Quoted: Andy Byford Welcomes Permanent Gas Tax Funding for TTC Jul. 11, 2014 10:19 AM - “I think it’s hugely significant. I mean, since the day I got here, I said we must have stabilized, predictable funding—and we need more funding to cope with expansion and to maintain our system in a state of good repair. So to have this announcement that not only makes the gas tax permanent, but also […]
  • 20140710GladHand Glad Hand: True Love Never Ends Jul. 10, 2014 10:51 AM - Glad Hand is Torontoist’s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.
  • 20130220MECCH02-1 What’s on Council’s Agenda: July 2014 Jul. 8, 2014 9:00 AM - In which we highlight key items from the month’s city council meeting. You can also watch it live. Tuesday and Wednesday, council will convene for its first regular meeting since Mayor Rob Ford’s return from rehab. Two items that had been deferred due to Ford’s absence will be on the table, as will a new […]
  • Olivia Chow Unveils Affordable Housing Plan Jul. 4, 2014 2:39 PM - Thus far, mayoral candidate Olivia Chow’s policy proposals have been largely of the vague, noncommittal variety, but today she finally released a detailed plan for dealing with Toronto’s affordable housing crisis. The first component of Chow’s tripartite plan consists of increasing mixed-income development by ensuring that 20 per cent of apartments in new residential towers […]
  • 20140703GladHand Glad Hand: It Starts in the Bottle Jul. 4, 2014 9:47 AM - Glad Hand is Torontoist’s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.
  • 20121112_FordFootball_DROSTphoto_0081-640x4731 On Rob Ford’s Bigotry Jul. 3, 2014 4:45 PM - In one of his very few post-rehab interviews, with the CBC’s Dwight Drummond, Rob Ford tried repeatedly to blame his years of racial slurs, homophobic insults, and misogynistic denigrations on his “disease,” by which he meant his abuse of drugs and alcohol. While doctors continue to search for a cure for Ford’s racism, the mayor […]
  • Photo by John Tavares, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. Who Donated to Rob Ford’s Last Campaign? Jul. 3, 2014 2:20 PM - Yesterday, the Globe and Mail released an interactive map of contributions made to Rob Ford’s 2010 election campaign, organized by postal code. And, as the Globe reported in their analysis of the data, what’s most striking is just how many contributions came from outside Toronto. Ford’s 2010 campaign received $623,971.73—about a third of its total […]
  • Screenshot from CP24. Rob Ford Holds a “Press Conference” Jun. 30, 2014 5:49 PM - Rehabilitation is supposed to be about resetting the trajectory of your life. For politicians, representatives with a sworn duty to protect the interests of those who elected them, rehabilitation must to some extent happen in public. While rehab often causes people to make professional changes (moving work environments or avoiding certain colleagues, for instance), in […]
  • Screenshot. Transcript: Rob Ford’s Post-Rehab Speech Jun. 30, 2014 4:36 PM - Today, Mayor Rob Ford officially returned to work after his nearly two-month stint in rehab—and delivered a statement to the media before leaving without taking questions. Here is the full text of his remarks: Good afternoon everyone, I stand before you today having completed two months of intensive rehab therapy at GreeneStone Residential Addiction Facility. […]
  • Photo by Jason Verway from the Torontoist Flickr pool. Councillors Get Their Environmental Report Cards Jun. 26, 2014 3:30 PM - The non-profit Toronto Environmental Alliance today released its City Council Enviro Report Card, and while 16 councillors received failing grades for their work over the past four years, the environmental dunce cap went to Mayor Rob Ford, who finished at the bottom of the class. The TEA evaluated council members based on their voting record […]

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