Mayor Rob Ford should have pleased both ends of the spectrum by confessing to having smoked crack cocaine. But neither the Christians nor anybody else seem to believe in the mantras they purport to hold dear.
As Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's admission he has smoked crack cocaine continues to reverberate, city councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong says it's time for municipal lawmakers to unite behind his push for the mayor to "do the right thing."
Coun. Minnan-Wong, a member of Ford's executive committee, has drafted a symbolic motion that would limit Ford's ability to hire and fire the deputy mayor and committee chairs.
He told CTV's Canada AM that he wants all city councillors to pass the motion together, and thereby send the mayor a unified message..........
Joe Warmington writing at TorontoSun:
....“It was the worst day of my life.” Councillor Doug Ford said his brother, Mayor Rob Ford’s stunning admission that he “smoked crack cocaine” took him completely by surprise.
“I didn’t see it coming,” he said. “He didn’t talk to me, the lawyer, his staff or anybody.”
The worst part of it for Councillor Ford was he was out in the public himself at a news conference to call for a probe into what he described as a cozy friendship between Chief Bill Blair and Toronto Police Services Board member Andy Pringle which included a fishing trip.
“Did they talk about he mayor on that trip?” Doug asked. “I am going to be filing a complaint with the board and the Office of the Independent Review Director.”
Within an hour of that message resonating, his thunder was completely stolen by the mayor when he stopped and talked to reporters at City Hall and admitted his past sins.
Doug Ford said he was in shock............