It’s been an insane month at city hall. We take a look back at the key moments of the “crack video” scandal that focused the world’s attention on Toronto. Edited by: Peter Lozinski Video by: Arman Aghbali, Michael Duncan, Peter Lozinski Additional reporting by: Jean Ko Din
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With so much media coverage whirling around the mayor, it’s been easy to miss some of the smaller stories from the scandal. Here are seven of them that may have slipped by: Photos from Creative Commons, except the Moscariello photo from Twitter and a screenshot from a Conan YouTube clip.
John Burry, an instructor at Ryerson’s School of Professional Communication, joined The Ryersonian‘s Peter Lozinski Wednesday.
Federal employment minister Jason Kenney said Tuesday that Mayor Rob Ford should step down. He said that Ford “has brought dishonour to public office and the office of mayor and his city,” and that he “should step aside and stop dragging the City of Toronto through this terrible embarrassment.” At city hall, deputy mayor Norm Kelly took on some of […]
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A judge watched two versions of Mayor Rob Ford’s alleged crack video in Ontario Superior Court Tuesday and said he still could not rule on whether to release them. Justice Ian Nordheimer watched a short clip and the full 90-second video privately and confirmed later in court that the content might be helpful in identifying those who created the video. Muhammad […]
Another development in the Mayor Rob Ford saga brought a swift reaction from Toronto city councillors who used words like “disturbing,” “upsetting” and “sad” to describe the latest video of the mayor Thursday. Ford addressed media shortly after the Toronto Star released a video of him swearing and ranting incoherently, and described his own state in the video as, “extremely, extremely inebriated.” […]
Before the Toronto Star published a video of Mayor Rob Ford ranting and swearing incoherently, Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong told reporters Thursday that he will ask council to petition the province to remove Mayor Rob Ford if he doesn’t step down. On Wednesday evening, The Ryersonian asked Ryerson politics professor Neil Thomlinson what steps council could take to remove Ford from power. […]
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Roughly 150 protesters came out to Nathan Phillips Square Wednesday to express their frustration and disappointment in Mayor Rob Ford, demanding that he resign. While people chanted anti-Rob Ford slogans, the most angry and expressive messages were written on posters and pavement. “Shit is Fucked,” read a typical sign. Dawn MacDonald, 53, one of the first protesters at the scene, […]
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford apologized to Torontonians after he admitted to smoking crack cocaine while in office. Numerous city hall councillors including his allies said Ford should either step down or take a break, but in a press conference at the end of the day Ford said, “I was elected to do a job and that’s exactly what I’m going […]
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford took to the airwaves to defend himself Sunday and demanded police release a video allegedly showing him smoking what appears to be crack cocaine. On his weekly Newstalk 1010 radio show, The City with Mayor Rob Ford, the embattled mayor offered an apology, sighing deeply several times. “I am the first one to admit that I […]
Mayor Rob Ford’s part-time driver, Alexander “Sandro” Lisi, was granted $5,000 no-deposit bail earlier Friday morning after he was arrested Thursday and charged with extortion. He will be released into his father’s custody with a series of conditions. Lisi, 35, was told at his Friday morning bail hearing at Old City Hall that he must not associate with anyone with […]