Forensic audit of Rob Ford's 2010 campaign coming today


mentalfloss
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Forensic audit into Rob Ford’s 2010 Toronto mayoral campaign coming today: reports

The results of a forensic audit into Mayor Rob Ford’s campaign spending will be released Friday, according to CP24.

The audit was ordered last year by the city’s compliance audit committee after two residents, Adam Chaleff-Freudenthaler and Max Reed, brought forward allegations that the mayor broke the rules during his 2010 bid for mayor.

The allegations centre around the role of Doug Ford Holdings, the family holding company that invoiced the Ford campaign for more than $77,000 in campaign-related expenses. Mr. Reed and Mr. Chaleff-Freudenthaler allege the holding company illicitly acted as a lender by fronting funds for campaign goods and services, which were not repaid until last March.

Mr. Ford’s lawyer has argued that Doug Ford Holdings was not a lender, but a vendor, which subcontracted for various goods and services and was repaid in full by the Ford campaign. Last April, the mayor abandoned a legal bid to block the audit order and request a fresh hearing. “We wanted to have a new hearing in court at the first available opportunity and save taxpayers expense if the court decided an audit was unnecessary. It now appears that the way to have this matter addressed fully without delay is to proceed with an audit,” the Mayor said in a statement at the time.

If found guilty of contravening the Municipal Elections Act, the mayor could face a range of penalties, from a fine to removal from office.

Rob Ford audit coming today: reports | Posted Toronto | National Post
 
taxslave
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Leftys just can't accept the voice of the people and are grasping at straws.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Leftys just can't accept the voice of the people and are grasping at straws.

What are you talking about?
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

What are you talking about?

You.

Just in.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBearView Post

Just in.

Not surprising.

I don't think he'll lose his job over this, but he should at least pay the money back, isn't it?
 
gerryh
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pay the money back..... ok... you'll have to explain that one. Who is he supposed to pay the money back too? He over spent by 44k on a 1.3 million dollar budget ( whoop de doo).......
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

pay the money back..... ok... you'll have to explain that one. Who is he supposed to pay the money back too? He over spent by 44k on a 1.3 million dollar budget ( whoop de doo).......

Respect for the taxpayers?
 
gerryh
#8
didn't answer the question
 
mentalfloss
#9
It's still 40K that gave him an advantage.

G&M article on this fascination with some lefty conspiracy.

There is particle of truth in all that. A small group of activists have indeed been making it their job to trip up the mayor – though there is nothing like the vast left-wing conspiracy the Fords seem to imagine. But here is the point: no one would be able to come after them in the first place if they didn’t leave themselves wide open by playing fast and loose with the rules. The campaign audit found that they had started spending before the formal start of the campaign, had borrowed money from the family firm and had accepted corporate donations – all “apparent contraventions” of the election-spending law. Though the amount by which they exceeded the spending limit seems small in the scheme of things – about $40,000 – the auditor cited dozens of violations.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle8149403/
 
gerryh
#10
You still didn't answer the question.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

You still didn't answer the question.

Hoo Nose.

Mary Walsh getting in on the action..

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle7857408/
 
gerryh
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Then why did you make the statement? Do you usually spout off bullshyte about crap you know nothing about?
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Then why did you make the statement? Do you usually spout off bullshyte about crap you know nothing about?

No, I asked a question in earnest.
 
gerryh
#14
No, you stated that he should be required to pay back the money.
 
Ron in Regina
Free Thinker
#15
I'm on the outside looking in (as a Prairie Boy who's never been to Ontario), but I'm
curious as to just whom the two 'residents' are that are the movers & shakers
behind this latest (is this the latest?) action regarding Rob Ford?

Who are "Adam Chaleff-Freudenthaler and Max Reed," and how do they play into
the bigger picture of this on-going soap opera out there? Just curious, is all. I'm
assuming that these two might be a bit more than just two concerned citizens.

Anyone from out that direction know anything about these two?
 
mentalfloss
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

No, you stated that he should be required to pay back the money.

I ended it with 'isn't it?'

So I'm not entirely sure myself, just putting out there.

Are we happy now or do you need my T4 and recent paystubs as well?
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in ReginaView Post

I'm on the outside looking in (as a Prairie Boy who's never been to Ontario), but I'm
curious as to just whom the two 'residents' are that are the movers & shakers
behind this latest (is this the latest?) action regarding Rob Ford?

Who are "Adam Chaleff-Freudenthaler and Max Reed," and how do they play into
the bigger picture of this on-going soap opera out there? Just curious, is all. I'm
assuming that these two might be a bit more than just two concerned citizens.

Anyone from out that direction know anything about these two?


Here's a little about the 2 of them. Be sure to read the comments. They are "illuminating".

Activist instigator in Mayor Ford case - TownNEWS - MyTownCrier.ca - the online home of Toronto's Town Crier Group of Community Newspapers
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Respect for the taxpayers?

Was this taxpayer's money?
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

Was this taxpayer's money?

I haven't been following too closely. Was it?
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

I haven't been following too closely. Was it?

Didn't anyone tell you it's rude to follow a question with a question?
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

I haven't been following too closely. Was it?


roflmao.... really?
 
Ron in Regina
Free Thinker
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#22
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Here's a little about the 2 of them. Be sure to read the comments. They are "illuminating".

Activist instigator in Mayor Ford case - TownNEWS - MyTownCrier.ca - the online home of Toronto's Town Crier Group of Community Newspapers

Thanks Gerryh. It's about what I expected.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=...ture=endscreen
 
TeddyBallgame
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Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in ReginaView Post

Thanks Gerryh. It's about what I expected.

Soap (TV comedy) opening/intro #2 - YouTube

- Ron ... Here is a more critical and informative view of this disgusting little left wing fruitfly and his obsessive vendetta against Ford:

Levy
Vindictive leftists show their pettiness going after Rob Ford



By Sue-Ann Levy ,Toronto Sun First posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 08:27 PM EST | Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 01:33 PM EST

Adam Chaleff-Freudenthaler (Toronto Sun files)
It goes to show just how petty the left-wing faction in this city can be when their mouthpiece — the Toronto Star — lauds, on their front page yet, the nasty piece of work behind Mayor Rob Ford’s ouster as a “hero.”

I’m talking about professional leftist Adam Chaleff-Freudenthaler, who brought Paul Magder and Clayton Ruby together to bring down Ford in a conflict-of-interest court battle, and whose tentacles with the left-wing at City Hall and the leftist press are far-reaching and downright cozy.
The labour relations specialist for the association representing Ontario civil servants claims on his Twitter feed he’s a “non-profit exec” and “an advocate for strong communities and accountable government” — although with all of the plotting he seems to have done behind the scenes in the past two years, one wonders how he manages to earn a living.
(He IS a union employee, mind you.)
A self-important girly-man who is the first to whine when someone dares attack him, Chaleff-Freudenthaler was a regular fixture around City Hall when David Miller was in power.
Efforts to reach Chaleff-Freudenthaler were unsuccessful Tuesday. (Guess he didn’t think I’d give him the same treatment as the Star.)
He actually learned his activism at the knee of NDPer Olivia Chow as part of her Toronto Youth Cabinet.
But he really thrived under Miller, not only regularly and openly lobbying his left-wing friends on council but cosying up to pal Janet Davis, who sat with him on the Toronto Public Library Board.
He also used his bully pulpit at Spacing Magazine and on Twitter to attack anyone who disagreed with his view of the world, most especially the Fords.
In 2008, he wrote in Spacing that Councillor Mike Del Grande used me as his puppet to “plant” a budget question — forcing my then comment editor Rob Granatstein, who regularly interacts with the activist on Twitter, to correct the record.
His self-righteous submission to the May 2011 edition of Spacing on why he petitioned for an audit of Ford is worth a read, if only to see how much this guy thinks of himself.
In 2010 when he ran for school trustee in my ward of St. Paul’s, (a race which he thankfully lost) he counted would-be and former councillors Kristyn Wong-Tam, his old mentor Chow-Chow, Joe Mihevc, Maria Augimeri and Howard Moscoe as contributors to his campaign.
Mihevc and Chaleff-Freudenthaler go way back, seeing as the activist presides over a drop-in centre located in Mihevc’s Wychwood Barns pet project.
He also got sizable donations from four unions, most of them representing teachers.
But what really stands out is that Magder and his partner Fern Mosoff both donated to his campaign. Magder, the v-p of operations at Iris Power LP, and Mosoff, a federal civil servant — who live on tony Rushton Rd. where houses go for more than $1 million, gave $100 and $400 respectively.
Max Reed, who with Chaleff-Freudenthaler launched that compliance audit of Ford, also donated $250 to his failed campaign.
Chaleff-Freudenthaler was bounced from the Library Board last year and I’m convinced he never forgave Ford.
It wasn’t bad enough that Ford sidelined the activist’s pals on council and his union friends. But for heaven’s sake, Chaleff-Freudenthaler could no longer heave himself around the halls of City Hall pretending someone actually gave a hoot what he thought.
That’s when the payback began — the compliance audit of Ford’s election expenses, the conflict-of-interest court case and a complaint to integrity commissioner Janet Leiper last July that Doug Ford said an “intimidating and bullying kind of phrase” to him.
Leiper, who runs in the same circles and has made a mockery of the “integrity” function at City Hall, was only too happy to give the petulant little crybaby some air time — forcing Doug Ford to apologize three times before the leftists agreed they had their pound of flesh.
There’s no doubt in my mind that Chaleff-Freudenthaler used Magder as his cover so as to not seem vindictive towards the mayor (not that it worked).
There’s no doubt in my mind either that the Great Man, Clay Ruby, was starved enough for attention as of late to want to take on the conflict-of-interest case pro-bono.
If there’s one thing about vindictive leftists like Chaleff-Freudenthaler and his network of friends on and off council, they have the staying power, a willing left-wing press and the time (because most live off the public teat) to connive and plot.
They were united in their collective mission to get rid of Ford.
They were also petty enough to follow through on their mission, democracy be damned.
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

It's still 40K that gave him an advantage.

LOL...

Quote:

G&M article on this fascination with some lefty conspiracy.

There is particle of truth in all that. A small group of activists have indeed been making it their job to trip up the mayor – though there is nothing like the vast left-wing conspiracy the Fords seem to imagine. But here is the point: no one would be able to come after them in the first place if they didn’t leave themselves wide open by playing fast and loose with the rules. The campaign audit found that they had started spending before the formal start of the campaign, had borrowed money from the family firm and had accepted corporate donations – all “apparent contraventions” of the election-spending law. Though the amount by which they exceeded the spending limit seems small in the scheme of things – about $40,000 – the auditor cited dozens of violations.

Doug Ford on the attack again - The Globe and Mail

Wow, even the G&M has fallen into the pathetic habit of making up news.

The Fords don't think it's a vast left-wing conspiracy. They think it's a concerted effort by a group of left wing idiots.

And they're right.

As for the Fords playing fast and loose with the rules.

Where were you guys when Miller was ignoring them altogether?
Last edited by CDNBear; Feb 2nd, 2013 at 08:14 AM..
 
Walter
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3%=rounding error
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBearView Post

Where were you guys when Miller was ignoring them altogether?

Miller was friendly to their causes and pocketbooks (with taxpayer money) and could therefore do no wrong.
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
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So the guy responsible for all this is a government union organizer. figures.
 

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