I realize that there have been many articles and videos circulating about the scandals of the so-called mayor, Rob Ford. This blog will cover only some of the blunders and movie-like dramas of the Toronto stripped-of-his-powers mayor but it will also cover some serious criminal charges that seem to have been brushed under the rug by many Torontonians, in my humble opinion.
First off, Rob Ford has had many moments in the press, personal and political conflicts including; being removed as football coach to the Don Bosco High School football team, allegedly giving the finger to a woman driving a minivan while talking on his cell phone, and an actual conflict of interest case, among others. That being said, this latest scandal has put the mayor over the top in terms of global press coverage and embarrassment, conflict with city councilors and a hardship on Toronto’s resources and the obvious neglect of other city business.
There are a number of different issues that the Rob Ford train wreck has exposed. The two issues I would like to draw more focus to are Rob Ford’s admitted drug and alcohol use and the recent release of information of him being charged with domestic assault against his wife.
Now, it might seem like I am playing two sides of the fence here, but bear with me.(more inside…)