There’s a culture of corruption down there and we’re going to put an end to it.
That’s then not councillor Doug Ford popping off during a Toronto Sun editorial board session alongside his councillor brother and then mayoral candidate Rob during the 2010 municipal election campaign.
Some two and a half years later, with now Mayor Rob Ford on trial for allegedly libelling restaurant owner George Foulidis over some comments he made during the above gabfest with the Sun, here’s now Councillor Doug Ford’s opinion of the proceedings.
It’s 100 per cent political. It’s all politics. Every court case Rob’s in is all about politics, you know that…We’re here to represent the people. We’ll take the brunt for the people.
Is there no sense of shame that runs through the Ford family? Is nothing ever their responsibility? Read through the excerpts of the Sun piece, with Doug goading his brother to increasingly higher degrees of outlandish, unsubstantiated claims about the workings of City Hall. “…there’s more corruption and skullduggery going in there than I’ve ever seen in my life.” “And if that Tuggs deal doesn’t stink to high heaven, I, I …” “The system’s broken… they’d be in front of a grand jury, they’d be indicted and they’d be in jail right now. “ “That’s corruption, plain and simple.” “That’s illegal. They (ought to) call the police and investigate that.”
I don’t know if anything that was said will be considered libel by the court. What I do know is that the Brothers Ford threw around a lot of innuendo which they couldn’t back up with actual… what do you call that again?… proof. Now the mayor is on trial and all Councillor Ford can see is an enemy driven conspiracy against them. “It’s all politics.” Nothing whatsoever to do with accepting responsibility for the words you speak or the actions you take.
It would be shockingly depressing if it weren’t routine behaviour from the mayor, his brother and their apologists.
— chidingly if tanly submitted by Cityslikr
The Fords: “I wasn’t there. I never said that. Well I was there, so what. I didn’t do anything wrong. It’s political. I mean what I say even if I didn’t say it when you think I said it. I am not taking out the bike lanes. I never said I wouldn’t. Taxpayers have spoken even if I didn’t. I’m a busy guy. It was likely me. But it wasn’t. No it was me. I didn’t call for the bus. That’s not my job. But I called to see WHERE the bus was.” god….
For someone who has poured “millions” into a business. The Boardwalk Pub building is pretty beat up and the food is sub-par. You get exclusive rights, you get pretty lazy running the place.
Likely he will get $100,000 to $200,000 awarded to him in this open and shut case where Ford libelled him
Ever hear of a British schoolboy character called Billy Bunter? Billy may be a fictional anti-hero but the Fords could be modelled on him. Google Billy Bunter under Images for endless hilarious visual material.
Congrats to the Don Bosco Eagles for their semi-finals win.
Yes, it’s good to see Ford succeed at something… he puts his energy towards; except he missed his libel case and the big city mayors meeting in Ottawa
P.S. like Toronto; Ford is the largest