Rob Ford’s Conflict of Interest Case
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Archived Rob Ford Coverage
- New Allegations Emerge About Rob Ford’s Time Coaching High School Football Aug. 28, 2014 11:05 AM - When Mayor Rob Ford was banned in May from coaching football at any Catholic school in the city, the decision seemed to stem from comments he’d made months earlier in which he said, among other things, that many of his players “come from gangs” and live in “broken homes”—but more than 300 pages of documents […]
- Poll Position: Rob Ford Gaining Support, Olivia Chow Losing Ground Aug. 28, 2014 9:52 AM - If a mayoral election were held today, who would you vote for if the candidates were Rob Ford, John Tory, David Soknacki, and Olivia Chow? Rob Ford: 31% John Tory: 34% David Soknacki: 4% Olivia Chow: 23% Some other candidate: 1% Don’t know: 6% Poll taken: August 25‐26, 2014 Sample size: 1,945 Margin of Error: […]
- Anshul Kapoor Making Council Bid for Trinity-Spadina Aug. 25, 2014 3:30 PM - When Anshul Kapoor registered to run for city council in Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina, last week, two dozen other candidates had already put their names forward—currently, Joe Cressy, who lost the recent federal by-election in that area, is considered to be the frontrunner in the race. When Kapoor sat down with Torontoist on Thursday, he said […]
- What’s on Council’s Agenda: August 2014 Aug. 25, 2014 11:06 AM - In which we highlight key items from the month’s city council meeting. You can also watch it live. This is it: on Monday and Tuesday, city council convenes for the last time this term, and there are more than 400 items on the agenda—from futile symbolic gestures to motions that could affect the upcoming municipal […]
- Glad Hand: Get a Bike Aug. 21, 2014 8:47 AM - Glad Hand is Torontoist’s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.
- Liz West Doubles Down in Toronto-Danforth Aug. 20, 2014 2:30 PM - In 2010, Liz West lost a photo-finish election to incumbent councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30, Toronto-Danforth), who defeated her by a mere 259 votes. When we met recently on a Danforth patio for an interview, West cited the exact margin of defeat, and added wryly, “But I’m not counting.” The journalist, author, and television broadcaster […]
- Rob Ford Faces Conflict of Interest Allegations Once Again Aug. 20, 2014 10:45 AM - Mayor Rob Ford is facing yet another allegation that he violated the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, this time by voting on a wastewater treatment program in which his family’s company participates. In November 2012, Ford and his brother Councillor Doug Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) voted against a proposal put forward by Toronto Water […]
- Union Filing Grievance Over Rob Ford’s Handling of Bomb Threat Aug. 15, 2014 11:15 AM - CUPE Local 79 president Tim Maguire announced today that the union—which represents City workers—will be filing a grievance over the mayor and City’s response to a recent bomb threat. On August 11, Mayor Rob Ford informed the media that Doug Ford had received an email bomb threat, in which the sender threatened to detonate explosives […]
- Campaign Fact-Check: Rob Ford on Toronto’s Fiscal Health and Future Aug. 14, 2014 5:00 PM - In contrast to the conclusion repeatedly drawn by Rob Ford, Toronto does not have a spending problem, nor are we awash in gravy and waste. According to a new report issued by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, a research hub and think-tank at the University of Toronto, the City instead has a revenue […]
- Chief Bill Blair Accepts Doug Ford’s Apology Aug. 14, 2014 12:56 PM - Councillor Doug Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) has complied with the terms of Chief Bill Blair’s defamation notice and offered an apology in writing—and the chief is now willing to accept it. On August 5, the councillor suggested that news of a pending subpoena for Mayor Rob Ford in the Sandro Lisi extortion case had […]
- Glad Hand: Refining Your Technique Aug. 14, 2014 9:06 AM - Glad Hand is Torontoist’s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.
- Doug Ford Publicly Apologizes to Chief Bill Blair Aug. 13, 2014 12:16 PM - Two days after Chief Bill Blair filed a defamation notice against Councillor Doug Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North), the councillor has issued an apology for statements he made suggesting Blair was involved in the leaking of information about a possible pending subpoena for Mayor Rob Ford in the Sandro Lisi extortion case. Speaking to the […]
- Rob Ford Says City Hall Is Target of Bomb Threat Aug. 11, 2014 2:11 PM - An email received by Doug Ford’s office last night states that unless the mayor and his brother leave City Hall within 12 or 24 hours (both timelines are provided), “City Hall will blow.” The sender claims already to have “already set up explosives around” and writes, “since you guys been back, it’s been chaos.” The […]
- Glad Hand: At Least… Aug. 7, 2014 10:18 AM - Glad Hand is Torontoist’s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.
- Does a Strong Mayor Make a Difference? Aug. 7, 2014 9:10 AM - Do mayors actually affect how well city policy reflects what voters want? That’s one of the questions asked by UCLA’s Chris Tausanovitch and MIT’s Christopher Warshaw in a new research study of representation in municipal governments. The pair examined 1,600 American cities and towns with populations of 20,000 or more. Some of these municipalities grant […]
- 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 […]
- 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 […]
- 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 […]
- 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 […]