Mayor Rob Ford asks for 6 more years of support
Rob Ford is making it pretty clear, he doesn't think he's going anywhere.
Speaking before a business crowd at the old Unilever factory near Lake Shore Blvd & the DVP Thursday, the mayor thanked the group for their support over the last 2 years & asked for their support for the next 6.
Ford's political future is a question mark as he prepares to do battle over the ruling in a conflict of interest case that's ordered him out of office. Ford will be asking for a stay of Justice Charles Hackland's decision & an appeal of the verdict.
Ford used his 12-minute campaign-style speech to recap accomplishments of his first 2 years as mayor--cutting spending, eliminating the vehicle registration fee, privatizing garbage collection west of Yonge St, labour deals, removing the bike lanes from Jarvis St & nixing the 5cent fee on plastic bags.
Ford says "Toronto is in a great position", "we cannot let it slip backwards". The mayor says the city still has a long, long way to go & needs the business community's help to create jobs. He's confident that by working together "we will succeed for the next six years".
Ford says he has the experience & track record to make Toronto a great place to work, play and live.