Mayor Ford responds to being shut out by Premier

Says "your guess is as good as mine" in regards to why Premier won't meet him

Rob Ford says your guess is as good as his when it comes to why the Premier won't meet with him regarding the financial assistance request that council forwarded Monday.

The city is looking for help to pay for damage caused by last month's ice storm, and last July's flood.

Tuesday evening, Premier Kathleen Wynne's spokesman told reporters that the Premier "has and will continue to meet with Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly as Toronto Council's representative."

Mayor Ford spoke with NEWSTALK 1010's Joe Warmington on the Late Shift Tuesday, and says all he was looking for was a straight answer.

"I don't play these political games...I meet with everyone and I don't understand why she just doesn't pick up the phone or send me an e-mail and say 'no, I'm not meeting with you,' or 'yes I am, and here's the answer'"

When asked why he thought Premier Wynne didn't want to speak with him, Mayor Ford suggested perhaps it was his connection to the PC's by-election win in Etobicoke-Lakeshore back in August.

Rob Ford will be joining several other GTA mayors and regional chairs on Friday to discuss a joint application for financial assistance.


UPDATE: Ford asks for ice storm meeting with Premier Wynne

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  1. Frankie posted on 01/15/2014 07:00 AM
    So we have a Premier that wasn't elected to that position ignoring the elected Mayor of the largest city, a Premier heading a party that has "stolen" from its taxpayers, has mismanaged this province to the tune of billions of dollars, whose moral compass has lost its way.

    I hope we all remember her and her party on election day!
    1. Rob Ford's Cadillac posted on 01/15/2014 07:26 AM
      Please for the love of all that is holy, shut the F*** up, go back to your cave, and catch up on your Grade 4 reading.
  2. Mike from the hinterland posted on 01/15/2014 07:12 AM
    Careful Premier Mom Wynne. Look what happened to Chris Christie the Governor of New Jersey. It is an election year! Thou shalt not show favouritism!

    Hey Premier Mom, its your own fault that you refused to act. Most employers including mine have policies for their employees when they are using drugs such as leaves of absence, morals clauses in their employment contracts etc. The republic of Toronto's council did all it could in the current context of the Municipal Act. The municipal act needs to be updated to include provisions of removing from their office or forcing a person to go seek treatment. This has left Toronto in a confusing situation with two Mayors.
  3. tanjo posted on 01/15/2014 07:41 AM
    Wasn't there a meeting coming up for All the GTA Mayors so they can put a united front forward? Why then, does Ford need to meet separately with Wynne?

    I think he knew full well that he wasn't getting the meeting, but decided to create an opportunity to build up sympathy for himself. His best campaign strategy is "It's me versus the world!"
    1. JC posted on 01/15/2014 10:51 AM
      @tanjo I don't think Rob gets it. Council within their legal rights took away his powers for a reason. Anyone else with any sense of credibility/sanity and a respect for themselves would of followed councils recommendations and taken a leave and gone away and looked after their problems
    2. meesh posted on 01/15/2014 03:43 PM
      @tanjo I agree. He is a master manipulator. He set her up so he re=play his victim card. She cant see him because of what City Council voted for when they stripped him of power. He knws exactly how to push people's buttons. He should be dealt with the same way. He is easy to manipulate right back. But msot people are good people and dont see what he is up to. Dont respond the way he wants you to. The Fords must have a great laugh every day when they debrief and share stories eh? They just push buttons and people fall into their traps. Wynne sees through him but should fight fire with fire and play on his level even if it means stooping that low. Only way forward is to start pushing his buttons. His worst fear is to be found out. It must be hard to remember all the lies you have told eh? This Wynne thing played just like he planned it.
  4. Ken posted on 01/15/2014 07:51 AM
    Perhaps she won't speak to him because he is a liar, a drunk and a crackhead with no morals, and a temper like a 3 year old. He is an embarrassment to the city, the Province and the Country.
    Just saying.
    1. john posted on 01/15/2014 10:48 AM
      @Ken like she is not a liar herself , ALL POLITICIANS DO DRUGS . ever listen to George Carlin . he says it like it is .
    2. JC posted on 01/15/2014 11:00 AM
      @Ken i'm curious with some of these Ford apologists if one of their kids teachers was found to be drinking and driving skunk drunk, smoking crack with drugs/guns gang members, associating with criminals etc. etc
      they would totally still be ok leaving that teacher in that position of teaching their kids
  5. Peter posted on 01/15/2014 08:58 AM
    I think Frankie says it best (top post):
    Frankie posted 2 hours ago
    So we have a Premier that wasn't elected to that position ignoring the elected Mayor of the largest city, a Premier heading a party that has "stolen" from its taxpayers, has mismanaged this province to the tune of billions of dollars, whose moral compass has lost its way.
    I hope we all remember her and her party on election day!
    1. RickC_1236 posted on 01/15/2014 09:16 AM
      @Peter Come on Peter be a big boy and use your own words.
  6. DW posted on 01/15/2014 10:16 AM
    There was a family in Etobi-Coke who had a three sons. The youngest, not the brightest bulb and not interested in peddling labels. So they invented him a job for him....................Maybe he can meet with his buddy Mayor Brittannia (yep doesn't know his name) of Hamilton

    Maybe he can work on the unemployment numbers...............he brags about that even though T.O. numbers are some of the highest for a large Canadian city and above the provincial average. What international business leader can make a pitch to their board about locating a business in a city where the Mayor brags about smoking a lots of dope and being in a drunken stupor. Yeah, an opium den for a business destination.

    Ignore him until he acknowledges a rehab program. The business affairs of the city are being taken care of by the Deputy Mayor and Council.

    Maybe he can ask the Premier to permit the citizens a plebiscite to abolish the amalgamated city and return to the more effective Metro structure where only 350 000 can brag about Robbie being their Mayor
    1. Mark7 posted on 01/15/2014 11:13 AM
      @DW "The business affairs of the city are being taken care of by the Deputy Mayor and Council."

      He took off during the ice storm. This is the way lefties deal with problems...they run away, not stay like Rob Ford did. Rob did all the work during the ice storm while Norm failed at his first task. SO SPARE US YOUR PATHETIC LIES.
    2. dama posted on 01/15/2014 02:29 PM
      @DW "The business affairs of the city are being taken care of by the Deputy Mayor and Council."

      Yup, cant deny that with higher tax rate of 2.25 compared to what Rob Ford wanted at 1.75 %

      More money for the failed Bixi bicycle program.

      Ford More Years.
  7. john posted on 01/15/2014 10:56 AM
    the only reason why she will meet with unelected mayor is because Kelly is easy to mess with . thats how demons work . thay mess with people with weak minds . thay are afraid of people like rob ford . politicians hate people with common sense .
    1. Brian posted on 01/15/2014 11:25 AM
      @john people with common sense don't get wasted and smoke crack
    2. dama posted on 01/15/2014 02:32 PM
      @john You are right .. also Norm Kelly was a Liberal MP, so you can see why Norm can be manipulated by Wynne..for he will just nod to what ever Wynne demanded..

      Spineless and coward on Wyyne's part not to meet with Rob For,, for she knew Rob will fight hard for the money..
  8. Jay posted on 01/15/2014 03:39 PM
    She probably won't meet with him because he's a homophobic, delusional moron. He never has a clue what he's talking about, so what would be the point?
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 01/16/2014 09:55 AM
      @Jay Yep that's it.
      And that's also why he was elected with the biggest victory ever.
      Please think before applying pressure to the keys on your keyboard.
    2. john posted on 01/16/2014 02:46 PM
      @Jay as someone who is clearly older then u i am going to give u some advice . stop talking about yourself people dont like ego maniacs .
  9. Mark posted on 01/15/2014 06:44 PM
    As much as I hate the Librano union sucking crooks running the province and as much as I DID like Ford, I would have to conclude that Ford blew it. Seriously, his antics are beyond ridiculous. I mean seriously, what other grown man do you know who would smoke crack.

    I like Fords message and his passion but - like I said, he blew it.
  10. DawnaT posted on 01/15/2014 09:15 PM
    You'd think by now the Ford brothers would have spent enough time learning how to work and play nice with others...
    1. Mark7 posted on 01/16/2014 09:02 AM
      @DawnaT "You'd think by now that city council would have spent enough time learning how to work and play nice with others..."

      I made the correction for you.
    2. Karl Burgin posted on 01/16/2014 10:08 AM
      @DawnaT Playing nice with others- i think you're referring to his interactions with the other Councillors, and labeling Ford as a thug.
      May I remind you:
      *Who's been ganging up on Ford lately during the aftermath of the ice-storm?
      *Who ganged up on Ford and took away his powers?
      *Who votes the other way whenever Ford has a good idea to pass through?
      *Who sprawls their media trucks and personnel on the Ford's front lawn, or follows him to the cottage?

      Those last 4 examples are instances of bullying- and those didn't come from Ford.
      So if Ford goes against someone one-on-one its bullying, but if its an entire posse on Ford, it's legit- right?
      Got it.
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