Duly Quoted: Chris Fickel, Mayor Rob Ford's Aide
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Duly Quoted: Chris Fickel, Mayor Rob Ford’s Aide

“I understand that a major roadblock for starting up a team these days is an inability to secure funding, but through funding from the Rob Ford Football Foundation you’d have a significant head start.”

—These words are from an email sent to Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School by Chris Fickel, an aide who has been known to coach Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School football games with Mayor Rob Ford. According to the Star, the email offered McLuhan $10,000 of funding from the mayor’s foundation. Fickel’s involvement is an apparent breach of the very same rules against the use of City staff for private purposes that Ford has been rapped for breaking before. Coincidentally or not, the offer comes just as parents from Don Bosco are discussing whether scandal-prone Ford should continue coaching the team.