Jim Flaherty, Rob Ford, and One Very Big Belt
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Jim Flaherty, Rob Ford, and One Very Big Belt

Did your invitation to yesterday’s Ford/Harper barbecue get lost in the mail? (Ours did. Can’t imagine why.) Those in the mayor’s good graces have you covered though, for a few hours after festivities wound down, videos of some key moments popped up on YouTube. (Was there ever any doubt?) If the above video of Jim Flaherty being awarded a very special honour isn’t enough, the video of Stephen Harper’s remarks to the crowd is after the jump. (Choice quote: “Rob is doing something very important that needs to be done here. He is cleaning up the NDP mess here in Toronto.” Rob is also part of a “great Conservative political dynasty,” in case you weren’t sure.)

The most important nugget of information to come out of all this? The next Ford Fest (or Fordstock, if you prefer)—Rob and Doug’s meet-the-public barbecue—is coming soon! Doug announced that they’d be celebrating September 3. Mark your calendars now.