Post Tagged with: "Mayor Rob Ford"

Former mayor Rob Ford had  been battling cancer since late 2014.  (Courtesy of Flickr)

Councillor Rob Ford has died

Former mayor Rob Ford has died at the age of 46 after a long battle with a rare form of cancer. Ford’s office released a statement around 11 a.m. today. “With heavy hearts and profound sadness the Ford family announces the passing of their beloved son, brother and husband, and father,” said the statement, The family is asking that citizens respect their […]

by Ramisha Farooq· · News, Off Campus
Split vote likely in upcoming mayoral election

Split vote likely in upcoming mayoral election

John Tory, the former leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party, officially registered as a Toronto mayoral candidate Monday morning. Ninety minutes later, former TTC chair Karen Stintz did the same. Both right-leaning, Stintz and Tory have launched mayoral bids with platforms that seem to mirror each other. Both campaigns will focus on keeping taxes low and developing additional north-south […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
Mayor Rob Ford's notoriety has spread across Canada.

Rob Ford wrap-up: a month of mayor madness

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

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus
There has sure been a lot of coverage around mayor Rob Ford.

Rob Ford parodied in porno

We’ve hit Kim Kardashian levels of crazy at Toronto city hall – Mayor Rob Ford has been offered a role in a porno. If the lead above sounds unbelievable, the next sentence is even more absurd. There exists a pornographic parody video of the mayor of the largest city in Canada (because of course it does). The parody (The Ryersonian does not have […]

by Peter Lozinski· · Film & Television, News
RECAP: Mayor Ford stripped of some of his powers at rowdy council meeting

RECAP: Mayor Ford stripped of some of his powers at rowdy council meeting

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was stripped of some of his powers, and had both his budget and his number of staff slashed after a major vote at an emergency council meeting Monday. The marathon meeting lasted for about five hours. It was at times rambunctious, with Rob and Doug Ford getting into it with members of the public, but when […]

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
LIVE: Council votes to reduce Rob Ford’s office budget

LIVE: Council votes to reduce Rob Ford’s office budget

by Sahar Fatima· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly spoke to the media after a precedent-setting council vote Friday. (Peter Lozinski/Ryersonian Staff)

Norm Kelly says he didn’t expect to take on Mayor Rob Ford’s powers

Council passed a bylaw suspending some of the mayor’s power in a landmark vote at a special council meeting Friday. With the first motion, which passed 39-3 (only the Ford brothers and Coun. David Shiner voted against it), council first took away the mayor’s capacity to name and dismiss standing committee chairs and members of the executive committee. The second […]

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Mayor Rob Ford notoriety spreads to east coast

Mayor Rob Ford notoriety spreads to east coast

By Victor Ferreira and Arman Aghbali Ryersonian Staff After recently admitting to smoking crack cocaine in a drunken stupor, being the star of a video bought by the Toronto Star in which he threatens murder, and being the subject of unproven allegations in a police investigation that reveal links to prostitution and drugs, Ford has become infamous. On a recent trip […]

by Victor Ferreira· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Videos
Rob Ford addresses council at the beginning of Wednesday's meeting (Peter Lozinski/Ryersonian Staff)

Rob Ford: “I’ve got more than enough to eat at home”

Mayor Rob Ford apologized shortly after noon Thursday for using profane language outside his office in response to reports that he made sexually inappropriate comments to a staffer. The mayor also said he is getting help from “a team of medical professionals.” Ford shocked reporters and councillors this morning when he talked about what he is alleged to have said […]

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
There has sure been a lot of coverage around mayor Rob Ford.

Thank you, Mayor Ford

By Dillon Rahkola Ryersonian Staff Ever since Toronto police recovered a digital video file that allegedly shows Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine, the city has been in the international media’s spotlight. All eyes were on our dear leader last week when he made front-page news, surprising everyone by admitting, for the first time, that he has smoked crack […]

by Dillon Rahkola· · Editorial, Opinion
Editorial Cartoon: November 13, 2013

Editorial Cartoon: November 13, 2013

This editorial cartoon was first published in The Ryersonian, a weekly newspaper produced by the Ryerson School of Journalism, on November 13, 2013.

Two Rob Ford videos show same incident: Crown

Two Rob Ford videos show same incident: Crown

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Videos
Hundreds lined up for hours to purchase a "Robbie Bobbie" at City Hall on Tuesday.

Rob Ford bobbleheads sold at city hall

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Rob Ford is a poor leader: business ethics blogger

Rob Ford is a poor leader: business ethics blogger

Chris MacDonald, a Ted Rogers School of Management professor and writer for The Business Ethics Blog, says Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford hasn’t demonstrated the qualities of a good leader, such as the ability to cooperate or lead teams. Torontonians need to do some soul-searching to elect a mayor the city can be proud of, he says. MacDonald wrote an op-ed […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Top stories, Videos
Councillors react to Ford rant video

Councillors react to Ford rant video

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.” […]

by Michael Duncan· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Videos
Council has limited ability to remove Rob Ford from office: professor

Council has limited ability to remove Rob Ford from office: professor

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. […]

by Peter Lozinski· · News, On Campus, Videos
Protesters in ‘Save Toronto’ anti-Rob Ford rally

Protesters in ‘Save Toronto’ anti-Rob Ford rally

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, […]

Rally against Rob Ford outside city hall

Rally against Rob Ford outside city hall

by Alexandra Sanders· · News, Off Campus
Listen: Mayor Rob Ford apologizes after but won’t resign after admitting to smoking crack cocaine

Listen: Mayor Rob Ford apologizes after but won’t resign after admitting to smoking crack cocaine

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 […]

by Shazah Ayub· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Video: Doug Ford calls motion to limit Mayor Rob Ford’s powers ‘comical’

Video: Doug Ford calls motion to limit Mayor Rob Ford’s powers ‘comical’

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories, Videos
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford apologizes on radio show for drunken behaviour

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford apologizes on radio show for drunken behaviour

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 […]

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Videos
Lisi's lawyers spoke to media after his bail hearing Friday. (Arman Aghbali/Ryersonian Staff).

Mayor Rob Ford’s friend Alexander “Sandro” Lisi granted bail

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 […]

by Arman Aghbali· · News, Off Campus
Mayor Rob Ford won’t resign though police have alleged crack video

Mayor Rob Ford won’t resign though police have alleged crack video

Mayor Rob Ford said he has “no reason to resign” after Toronto police chief Bill Blair said Thursday that police have recovered the video at the centre of crack allegations involving the mayor. During a news conference Thursday morning, Blair announced that a video was recovered that is “consistent with those images that were previously reported in the press.” The […]

by Jean Ko Din· · News, Off Campus