Rob Ford’s Conflict of Interest Case
Your guide to the issues, the judicial decisions, and where things go from here.
The Process Currently Underway
|Original Decision: Removal from Office||Appeal Decision: Removal Overturned|
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Governance in the Age of Ford
Archived Rob Ford Coverage
- Local Opportunist Giorgio Mammoliti Accuses Other Councillors of Opportunism, Hypocrisy Apr. 1, 2016 4:35 PM - It’s a general rule for journalists not to trust any press releases that flood their inboxes on April 1. That’s why, when Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7, York West) sent along a press release proclaiming, in true clickbait fashion, “If I Die Tomorrow, These Six People Need Not Attend the Funeral,” we were skeptical.
- Scene: A Final Celebration of Rob Ford’s Life Mar. 31, 2016 10:45 AM - WHERE: Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road WHEN: Wednesday, March 30 WHAT: In what could have been mistaken for another instalment of Ford Fest, hundreds of Torontonians showed up in Etobicoke to celebrate Rob Ford one last time. There were few sombre faces at the Toronto Congress Centre, where Ford launched his 2010 mayoral campaign, […]
- Duly Quoted: Doug Ford on What to Expect from Rob’s Funeral Mar. 30, 2016 10:09 AM - “I expect this will be the largest funeral in Toronto’s history.” —Doug Ford on his brother’s funeral. The procession will go east on Queen Street from City Hall, south on Yonge Street, and east on King to St. James Cathedral. King and Queen streetcars will be diverted to accommodate the procession. There will be a […]
- Front Page Challenge: Service Above Selfie Mar. 29, 2016 12:15 PM - In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. Front Page Challenge is a generally solemn occasion this morning, with most papers covering Rob Ford lying in state at City Hall, with the leitmotif of a trend in questionable political fundraising that threatens to leave ordinary Canadians left out in […]
- Rob Ford Does Not Deserve A Statue, OK? Mar. 28, 2016 3:00 PM - Should the city erect a statue to memorialize Rob Ford? Or something else? https://t.co/82vKrMIGQ9 pic.twitter.com/IUK3WKTVXt — CityNews Toronto (@CityNews) March 28, 2016 The answer is no.
- Scene: Rob Ford’s Visitation Mar. 28, 2016 12:03 PM - WHERE: City Hall, 100 Queen Street West WHEN: Monday, March 28, 10:00 a.m. WHAT: Hundreds of well-wishers lined up in the City Hall rotunda to pay their last respects to former mayor Rob Ford, who lay in repose. Ford passed away last Tuesday after living with cancer for 18 months. He was 46. Ford’s family […]
- Rob Ford Will Lie in Repose at City Hall Mar. 25, 2016 6:18 PM - Former mayor Rob Ford will lie in repose in City Hall’s rotunda on Monday and Tuesday, providing well wishers the opportunity to pay their last respects. A funeral procession on Wednesday morning will go from City Hall to a service at St. James Cathedral at noon. Council’s scheduled meeting for Wednesday has been pushed back […]
- Glad Hand: And All the World Will Love You Mar. 24, 2016 4:30 PM - Glad Hand was Torontoist‘s weekly political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb. This is a special instalment.
- Duly Quoted: Doug Ford on Brother Rob’s Death Mar. 23, 2016 10:30 AM - “My heart is ripped out. I loved Rob so much I took care of him and protected him from the day he was born. I miss him so much. He was my best friend.” —Former mayoral candidate Doug Ford mourns the loss of brother Rob in a statement to CP24.
- An Honest Assessment of Rob Ford’s Legacy Mar. 23, 2016 9:00 AM - When a controversial figure passes away, there is inevitably an effort to downplay the negative aspects of what made them who they are. This is a problem, because when someone as controversial as Rob Ford dies, we lose the opportunity to discuss who they really were, and to fairly evaluate their impact. In the case […]
- Eight Ways of Looking at Rob Ford’s Legacy Mar. 22, 2016 5:48 PM - Although he only served one term as mayor, there are likely more words written about Rob Ford than any municipal politician in the city’s history. With his passing earlier today, it’s time to reflect on who he was and what he meant to the city. Here’s a look at what publications in Toronto and beyond […]
- Rob Ford, 1969-2016: A Comprehensive Timeline Mar. 22, 2016 3:24 PM - There is no denying Rob Ford was a controversial figure during his time as both councillor and mayor of Toronto. He has been celebrated for his successes—supported endlessly by “Ford Nation”—and scrutinized for his flaws. Torontoist has compiled a timeline that looks back at Rob Ford’s career and legacy, both the good and the bad.
- Duly Quoted: John Tory on Rob Ford’s Legacy Mar. 22, 2016 2:43 PM - “He was a man who spoke his mind… He and I could be engaged in debate and he would turn to me and say, ‘Buddy, I’m about to knock you out cold.’ Once that was done, he would smile and move on. This is what a lot of people recognized: that gregarious nature. “He was […]
- Twitter Sends Outpouring of Sympathy for Rob Ford Mar. 22, 2016 12:54 PM - In the wake of Councillor Rob Ford’s death, former colleagues, friends, and politicians from across the country turned to Twitter to share their condolences. Rob Ford fought cancer with courage and determination. My condolences and best wishes to the Ford family today. — Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 22, 2016 My hope is that Torontonians will […]
- Former Mayor Rob Ford Passes Away Mar. 22, 2016 11:18 AM - Few Toronto political figures captured the city’s imagination and ire quite like Rob Ford. The former mayor presided over a mayoral term marked by unprecedented controversy, one which inspired loyal supporters dubbed “Ford Nation” and passionate critics who opposed his policies, and eventually drew international attention to his behaviour. The mayor became a larger than […]
- Rob Ford in Palliative Care, Confirms Office Staff Mar. 21, 2016 4:00 PM - Councillor Rob Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) is in palliative care as he continues his battle with cancer, his office confirmed today. According to the Toronto Star, Ford’s family remains by his side in hospital, where he is sedated to cope with pain. Palliative, or end-of-life, care offers patients with life-threatening illnesses a comfortable environment […]
- Rob Ford Violates Council’s Code of Conduct, Again Jan. 29, 2016 1:45 PM - Local job creator Rob Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) may not be mayor anymore, but he keeps the City’s integrity commissioner busy with a full slate of work. Integrity Commissioner Valerie Jepson found Ford in violation of the City’s code of conduct after investigating a complaint that the councillor used his constituency newsletter to raise […]
- Shaping Toronto: The Old City Hall Cenotaph Nov. 11, 2015 11:05 AM - Shaping Toronto looks at the decisions, processes, and trends that form the city we know and love.
- Searching for the Soul of John Tory’s Toronto Oct. 27, 2015 5:25 PM - When John Tory was elected one year ago today, there was a simple promise for his mayoralty: he would not be Rob Ford. By that standard, he has succeeded. He has not embarrassed the city internationally, nor has he presided over historically significant incompetence. He goes to city events and announcements where attendees take him […]
- A Dispatch from Ford Fest 2015 Oct. 5, 2015 9:00 AM - Folks, when Torontoist asked me to write about Ford Fest 2015, I gotta say, I was a bit surprised. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a card-carrying #FordNation #Fordphile with a passionate interest in such issues as cars, taxes, and subways. Based on what I know about some of the folks at Torontoist … […]