Tuesday, July 24, 2012

More on Rob Ford

I hope that I can be forgiven for what might appear to some as either an unhealthy obsession with Toronto's chief magistrate or an Ontario-centric regional preoccupation. It's just that I continue to be fascinated by the fact that Canada's largest city is led by someone so manifestly unsuited for the job. What it says about the current state of democracy in Canada I will leave to you to ponder.

After Ford's 'crime-summit' with Dalton McGuinty yesterday, here is what The Star's Martin Regg Cohn had to say:

The tone was civil, but the bottom line is that Ford brought nothing to the table.

No ideas, no money, no serenity in a time of anxiety for the people of Toronto.

Sadly, that assessment could also be applied to Ford's entire mayoralty thus far.


  1. Sometimes, Lorne, the supremely unqualified rise to the top. Ford's rise says more about us than it does about him.

  2. So true, Owen, and it makes me very worried about the chances of ridding ourselves of Harper in the next election.

  3. Optimism of the will, everyone - Optimism of the will!

  4. Well sure he's a buffoon and not very bright, but TAXES!!!!