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
- Doug Ford Announces New Book, Really Wants To Be Relevant Sep. 13, 2016 2:45 PM - In the Futurama episode “The Thief of Baghead,” we meet Langdon Cobb, who is known as the world’s greatest actor. This is despite the fact that he performs with a paper bag over his head—he doesn’t want to be judged for his looks, folks, just his really, really great acting. But Langdon Cobb has a […]
- We Hung Out With Councillor Michael Ford at his Community Environment Day Sep. 6, 2016 9:45 AM - On a sunny September morning in the parking lot of Etobicoke’s Woodbine Mall, Toronto’s newest city councillor stands greeting his constituents, business cards in hand. “Today’s our Community Environment Day,” says Michael Ford (“Mike” or “Mikey” to his friends, family, and everybody else in the city). “The City of Toronto hosts Environment Days starting in […]
- Why Toronto Media Outlets Were Right to Publish the Rob Ford Crack Video Aug. 15, 2016 1:30 PM - It’s easy to forget now, but there was a time when the Rob Ford crack video was universally understood to be of the utmost public interest. On Friday, the video was released after extortion charges were dropped against Ford’s former friend and driver Sandro Lisi, and the accompanying trial publication ban was lifted. Yet, some […]
- How Toronto’s Papers Covered the Release of the Rob Ford Crack Video Aug. 12, 2016 11:49 AM - In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. “As for a video, I cannot comment on a video that I have never seen or does not exist.” – Rob Ford, May 24, 2013 “I want the police chief, Bill Blair, to release this video, for every single person in […]
- The Worst Part of Rob Ford Was His Policies, Not the Crack Video Aug. 11, 2016 4:00 PM - That video went public earlier today. The video everyone with even a passing acceptance of reality knew existed. When extortion charges against former Ford associate Sandro Lisi (due to his alleged attempts to retrieve a missing phone and the incriminating video) were dropped, the court-ordered publication ban on the release of the video was lifted, […]
- You Can Now See the Rob Ford Crack Video Aug. 11, 2016 10:44 AM - Long after Rob Ford claimed it did not exist, and Gawker crowdfunded $200,000 to try to purchase it, the (first) Rob Ford crack video is now publicly available. The one minute and 13 second video became the subject of an investigation after police became aware of it during a gangs investigation. For six months, beleaguered […]
- The May 2016 City Council Liveblog: Uber, Bloor Bike Lanes, and Replacing Rob Ford May. 3, 2016 11:25 AM - If the City Clerk’s office charged surge pricing for sitting in council chambers, they would make so much money this meeting. On this meeting’s Council agenda: a debate to settle Uber and taxis once and for all, a motion which could see a pilot project for Bloor bike lanes after 40 years of study and […]
- 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 […]