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Close encounters of the Rob Ford kind

Saturday, January 18, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff
Rob Ford is Canadian.
 
SooToday.com recently received photographic evidence that the Toronto mayor has indeed visited a Tim Horton's coffee shop at least once in his lifetime.
 
He's kind and friendly to strangers.
 
An ambassador of his city and his country.
 
Not only that, he's heard of Sault Ste. Marie.
 
"Rob Ford came into the Yonge and Dundas St. West Junction Tim Horton's on Tuesday at around 6:50 or 6:55 p.m. He went right to the bathroom after running into the shop after pulling up in his big Escalade," says loyal SooToday.com reader Chantal Benoit.
 
Benoit and her friend Chantal, both from the Sault, were in a Toronto Tim Horton's on Tuesday evening.
 
She said Ford thought it was funny that Chantal and Chantal were from the Sault, chatted with them for about five minutes, was nice, and gave them each a magnet and a business card.
 
Ford has been in the news recently with his joint bid to be re-elected as mayor of Toronto, his quest to lose 50 pounds, and because Premier Wynn refused his request to meet.
 
Almost moments after nominations opened, Ford filed his papers and announced he was running for office again in the October 2014 municipal elections.
 
Ron Burgundy even sung a song about it.
 
Columnists in Toronto have been theorizing that, after being stripped of most of his civic powers in November, Mayor Ford's been looking for other things to do.
 
Campaigning for re-election seems like a natural passtime for a Canadian mayor on light duty.
 
So it would seem that, on Tuesday, in the spirit of true Canadian graciousness, he shared some of his best campaign magnets and business cards with a couple Saultites who can't even vote for him.
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Bobby Nerves 1/18/2014 8:05:35 PM Report

There is typo in Younge, it should read Yonge St., I read as a pastime.
redford 1/18/2014 8:30:34 PM Report

Rob Ford is not news, he is an embarrassment to all of Canada.
fatafr 1/18/2014 8:32:14 PM Report

It looks like the meeting of Mayor Ford was, it would appear, an interesting and enlightening experience for these young ladies.
It even looks like Mayor Ford handled himself quite civilly and just perhaps may have even made a pretty good first impression on them. Let's face it, Ford is going to have a huge, up hill battle on his hands leading up to the Oct. 27 municipal elections.
But,the Toronto mayorial race should prove to be very entertaining and I am quite sure full of many surprises lerking around every corner.
nanci 1/18/2014 9:11:44 PM Report

Oh yes, Crack Smokin, Gang hangin, Bobble Headed, mega Lier, fake Mayor Rob Ford. Only a matter of time I guess before he found someone from SAult Ste. Marie to Boggle.
I'm In 1/18/2014 9:17:25 PM Report

And you know what he will be Mayor in the next Toronto Municipal election cause he saves the taxpayer money not like the clowns in SSM they spend like there is no tomorrow and they keep the status quo at City Hall
DoubleHs 1/18/2014 9:24:54 PM Report

Think most bean counters and every day working class Torontonians would rather have Rob Ford manage their affairs instead of Ms Wynne and the remannts of Dalton's thieves.Toronto is in fine shape compared to Ontario's long spiral into the shitter under a decade of Liberal governance.
mosquitos 1/18/2014 9:32:58 PM Report

Hey Nancy and Redford, Ford is realistic and is a man of the people. There are very few in politics. It is the Left Wing Media party that hate him, they'd prefer the typical pigs at the public trough.
ONNFIRE 1/18/2014 9:49:40 PM Report

Can Sault Ste.Marie trade Debbie Amoroso for Rob Ford. Maybe he could get something going for the Sault. Like jobs
Wdwrkr 1/18/2014 9:52:38 PM Report

Horrible writing.
itsme29 1/18/2014 9:52:43 PM Report

I'd have to vote for him over what we have here at the moment, shes done nothing..
iamtc 1/18/2014 10:08:53 PM Report

Ford for prime minister
Norm 1/18/2014 10:15:22 PM Report

frankf, lurking. Also Ford is very real, despite his rich upbringing. Likely a tad spoiled, well maybe a little more than a tad. He hasn't embarrassed Canada in the least, himself perhaps, Canadians, I don't think so. American media has made him a celebrity, therefore many people will want to be photographed with him.
Barley 1/18/2014 10:48:00 PM Report

This is possibly the stupidest and most pointless article I have ever seen posted on Soo Today.
JustMe1234567 1/18/2014 11:04:59 PM Report

Oh Soo how I luv you.
I liked the story Barley, you bitter betty you. I clicked the links, I especially enjoyed Ron Burgandy's election song.
But- might I just remind everyone, MAYOR FORD HAS ADMITTED TO SMOKING CRACK, only when he faced irrefutable evidence that he smoked the crack that he denied every happened.
The mayor of OUR largest city is a crack head and makes no apologies for it.
That's just swell! Great role model for the kids today RoFo. (rolling eyes)
dadal 1/19/2014 5:36:43 AM Report

Silly silly people. Yes he's rich and spoiled and has people in HIGH places ( pun intended ) and a BIG ol' personality that he flashes when needed. He's a politician after all. The politicians that don't have personalities- like most NDP members-never rise up. And yes he smoked crack. Bad boy for doing such. What upset most was the LYING he did. If he on day one just said " yup I smoked and was a bad boy ", the media and people would have shook their heads and said " be good and don't do it again". He's corrupt just as most political peeps are. Personally I'd vote for him cause he DOES get things done. And gets jobs. Heck if WE had a Rob Ford in office, this city would kick Sudbury and Thunder Bay in developement. But we have our regulars that still think we're in the 1950's so make dated choices to "save" our local business from evil outsiders. Can I remind everyone how we voted to prevent "outside" milk from being sold in the city to protect our "local" Betrice dairy whom only moved what few local jobs they had to Quebec? Or preventing evil Walmart from opening a large store on day one only to make them prove they wouldn't close down the Station Mall? Station Mall kills itself with the insane rental costs. We need a few Rob Fords to create jobs, keep our youth home and to smoke all the local crack thus keeping it away from our kids.
asooguy 1/19/2014 8:29:32 AM Report

who cares about ford.chantel lookng hot.nice job girl
Bristol1 1/19/2014 8:42:42 AM Report

Ford saved the people of toronto more money than any other mayor in history. If i had a choice between someone who smokes crack that can save me money or some phony liar who doesnt care i will vote for the crack smoker. Most politicians are in it for themselves and are corrupt. At least Fords vices arent hurting anyone else
tba 1/19/2014 8:54:02 AM Report

Under Rob Ford's term as mayor of Toronto, the city's net budget has GROWN......not declined,
Ford has twisted reality to paint a positive picture of himself.Get the facts,folks!
Google the in depth article written Nov. 8,2013
by Toronto Star City Hall reporter Daniel Dale.
The headline is:
Deconstructing Mayor Rob Ford's fiscal record!

Those who think Ford has "saved ANY money,
for his community", have simply believed the
BS that has spewed from this liar's mouth!
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redford 1/19/2014 8:58:38 AM Report

tba, thank you
BIG BROTHER 1/19/2014 9:08:21 AM Report

Rob Fords crack issues are deadly. He is undermining the Chief of Police of Toronto, who is trying to curb gang violence. It is a shame that people support this guy and therefore his lifestyle. Any money he may have saved for the city (and that is speculation) is used up patrolling little shit head gangsters, dealing crack at the local elementary schools.

Barley 1/19/2014 9:10:42 AM Report

Rob Ford has been caught in more flat-out lies than any other Canadian politician, of any stripe, in living memory. And not just lies pertaining to his drug addictions or his shady associations with known gang members, drug dealers and murderers. Ford regularly and consistently lies about his record. He, along with his big brother, subscribes to the notion that if you just repeat something frequently enough people will eventually accept it as fact, whether there’s any truth to it or not. He frequently repeats that he has saved Toronto a billion dollars, which is demonstrably untrue and represents an exaggeration of several hundred million dollars. He frequently says that he was elected with the largest mandate in Canadian history, which isn’t even close to being true (he seems to forget that people can actually look this stuff up), and he also says that he “has shown up for work every day for 13 years” and that he “has the best attendance record on city council”, both of which are brazenly false claims. In fact, his rate of absenteeism from council meetings would get most of us fired from our jobs. But Ford counts on support from people who buy into his “common man” persona and who will just believe the lies he keeps repeating because they aren’t really interested in (or are too lazy to look for) the facts.

Rob Ford was born into enormous wealth and privilege, and his political views reflect that. (There's a reason he gets along so well with Conrad Black). The fact that he talks like some suburban adolescent punk hanging out behind the mall smoking drugs with his buddies doesn’t make him a common man. It just makes him a semi-literate buffoon.
jessiecat 1/19/2014 11:17:23 AM Report

never met the man , to know if he's nice or not, he is human capable of making mistakes, he should'nt be able to win another election , that would be Sad.
Bobby Nerves 1/19/2014 11:48:49 AM Report

BIG BROTHER>
There is large Somalian community in Etobicoke, many of them are in Toronto Housing. I got to know few of them, they were very good people to me personally. From those that I knew, two kids from two different families ended their life facing a bullet in Alberta transporting and or dealing drugs there.

It must be only a coincidence that since Ford won the elections, the violent incidents that cost the life of young people, mostly blacks, went down.

The people of that place where the video was made of Ford using drugs (allegedly) are the most violent in the whole Toronto area, forget Jane and Finch or Eglinton East, these guys go all over the city creating terror, but of course, now we know a bit more on how, why and who.

Tom_Bom 1/19/2014 1:49:25 PM Report

I wish Rob Ford would be our mayor...
bubba2006 1/20/2014 10:30:38 AM Report

I am going to call Rob Ford myself to invite him to live in SSM and run for mayor next time....if his bid for Toronto's mayor does not work out for him. This city could use his popularity. It might put us on the map, unlike the clowns we elect! I am a ROB FORD fan....I can forgive him for his personal indiscretions...after all he is human....He is a good mayor and won't take S**T from anyone...I like that.
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