He's not a great mayor. He will be remembered as being almost as bad as David Miller but for different reasons. But this particular chain of events is ludecrous. He used improper letterhead. Spending $100K/year of taxpayer money on crap is ok for some councellers but use the wrong letterhead --- let's get you out of office.
The City of Toronto has become a laughing stock.
Ford’s situation isn’t complicated. He screwed up but can escape serious consequences by convincing the judge that it was a mistake made in good faith. He doesn’t even need to prove that it was — just convince the judge. And you’ve got to believe that the judge is extremely eager to be convinced of that, given that his alternative is to remove an elected mayor from office over a dispute involving a few thousand dollars of charity. No one, not even Ford’s critics, seems keen to see that happen.
Except Ford himself, apparently. On the stand on Wednesday, he repeatedly refused to agree that he’d made a mistake. Instead, he insisted over and over that he didn’t think he’d done anything wrong, that he intended to vote the way he did, and that he doesn’t agree that what he did was a conflict of interest. Ford maintains that it’s only a conflict of interest if he personally benefits in some way.
Between him and some new dude named Andem posting lately, I thought we'd had a fresh membership drive or sumpin'.
But yeah, good to have our young friend back.
Good to see you make an attempt to suck up your hurt feelings and rejoin the fold.
Although I'm surprised to see your sensibilities heal so quick.