Rob Ford has a problem on his hands.
No, it's not the one you think. Toronto's made-for-reality-TV mayor, along with all other politicians, has been barred from participating in this year's Easter Parade in the city's Beaches neighbourhood. Now Ford's stuck with the 10,000 chocolate Easter eggs he planned to give away.
According to the Globe and Mail, the Lions Club, which organizes the annual event scheduled for April 20, has declared the parade "a political-free zone."
The club's letter providing guidelines for floats and participants bar distribution of religious or political pamphlets. Organizers said the ban aims to return the parade to community and families, the Globe said.
Given the multiple controversies surrounding Ford – admitted drug and alcohol abuse, video-taped incoherent rants, allegations of consorting with drug dealers – you'd be forgiven for thinking the proscription is aimed at the mayor, who was in the parade the last three years.
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