I'm in Ottawa right now, for which was supposed to be a six
month internship but I got extended and may possible get a full time job out of
it. I really love the opportunity, but I hate this city, it's so boring. Why
couldn't that Capital of Canada be Toronto?
As for Rob Ford, he's a horrible Mayor. He's very divisive, he's style of
political have pitted the downtowners against the "Suburbs".
He doesn't know how government works. For example, He was a city council member
for 10 years and got upset that the mayor doesn't have any real power and one
of his campaign platforms was stopping immigration into Toronto, immigration is
a Federal issue.
He's a bigot even though he claims that he is a man of the people. He is, if
you're not Gay. He refuses to attend the gay pride parade, one of the biggest
income generators for the city. And when one councillor gave him a list of more
family friend events to attend, he still refused. He has used racial slurs in
the pass against Asians, but he meant it in a "good way".
He has been caught, breaking the rules, the law and doing questionable things
many times. There is literally a Rob Ford scandal in Toronto every month.
There's the time where he was driving while talking on the phone (illegal), a
person saw him and starting yelling at him, he then turns around and cuss the women
out, then denied it was him.
He was caught on video super drunk and stumbling at event.
There’s the time when he used city supplies to help solicited
donation for his charity (against the rules) then when he got caught, and city council
was voting on what do about it , he was a part of the vote (conflict of interest).
He was actually taken to court and could have been removed from office but the
judge ruled in his favour.
He use the TTC (public transit) as a personal valet to pick
up his football team
He was caught reading will driving
He was accused of sexually assault by a follow councillor
(and she actually said that he seem to be on cocaine)
And my personal favourite - Chicken-gate.
In his defense, he was good Councillor. I use to go to
school in is ward, and the people in the coffee shops are always talking about
Ford. They can actually, tell and show you everything Rob Ford has done for them,
from getting potholes fixed and traffic light install, to buying uniforms for his
football team to helping out small business. I can’t say that about my councillor,
hell I don’t even know how she looks like. Since she never made the news, I
guess she’s doing a good job.
Rob Ford should of just stick to being a councillor, he’s
too simple minded to be mayor.