Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been at the centre of a constantly swirling tempest of controversy since nearly the moment he took office in 2010. The winds blow, bringing with them allegations of drug use, public intoxication and links to drug dealers and convicted criminals, yet not a hair on his head has been mussed.
The recent arrest of his close friend Sandro Lisi and reports that he has been surveilled by a police airplane have been the latest to fall off of his back. He is the Teflon Mayor, it seems.
His conservative agenda secures him more support than his personal life can shed away. Yet political fundraiser Ralph Lean told the National Post this week that Ford’s association with a handful of questionable characters gives him some pause. As friends and associates are swept up in police investigations, Ford’s hands remain clean.
Yet it is only when we piece together the puzzle of those around him that a more complete picture of Toronto’s mayor comes into focus.
Mayor ofRead More »from Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s associates are all pieces of a larger puzzle