Rob Ford to launch campaign for re-election

The event is being held at the Toronto Congress Centre on Thursday night

(Chris Young/CP)

Mayor Rob Ford will officially launch his campaign for re-election Thursday night.

The mayor will deliver a 20-minute speech that will "include some humility and a lot of accomplishments", according to his brother and campaign manager Doug Ford, who spoke to the Toronto Sun.

He says they're expecting thousands of people to attend the event at the Toronto Congress Centre.

Doug Ford told the Sun, “Nothing is going to compare to this, nothing. I have an idea (on the turnout) but I'm not going to mention a number, it is staggering. It is going to make (the other campaign launches) look like a tea party.”

Ford won't be unveiling any specifics about his platform this evening.

They are promising a free t-shirt and flag to the first 1,000 supporters.

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  1. Not a Ford Fool posted on 04/17/2014 06:27 AM
    Oh, boy, a 20 minute speech!
    More like a 5 minute speech delivered badly.
    It could be worse, I suppose ... Doug could try to read it and that would take him at least an hour.
  2. Doug Ford posted on 04/17/2014 08:22 AM
    As posted onmy Facebook page, there will be a serious fundraiser at this event. I`ll be selling $100 tickets with the prize being a date with my daughter Krista. Thank you for your support.
  3. arthur posted on 04/17/2014 09:13 AM
    20-minute speech that will "include some humility and a lot of accomplishments"
    translation.... go up there spew the same bullsht that he spews over and over to the trailer park crowd that shows up. shake some hands take some photos with the hosers then finish up getting shtfaced later on in his truck in the parking lot
    1. Sonny posted on 04/17/2014 09:20 AM
      @arthur With 2.5, 2.0 & 2.23% property tax increases the past 3 years. ALL of Ford's budgets have been greater than Miller's last at $9.2 Billion
    2. Mark7 posted on 04/17/2014 03:02 PM
      @arthur Oh really? Ford supporters are "the trailer park crowd?"

      There are two mistakes with your silly proclamation.

      (1) How many trailer parks are inside Toronto? Please mention at least one.
      (2) You are just another leftie without common sense or humility. To name call and type cast us supporters of fiscal responsibility over glam politicians as trailer trash?

      It is infuriating that ANYONE would vote Fiberal aka leftie in the municipal election election. So one can safely surmise that you forgot to stand in front of a mirror when spewing your trailer park comments. They were meant for you and all leftie supporters.

      Apology for your fallacy I shall grant you.
  4. Karl Burgin posted on 04/17/2014 09:45 AM
    As always, this kick-off is going to be a success, garnering huge crowds.

    Too bad the other two main contenders can't command the same feat.
    1. Not a Ford Fool posted on 04/17/2014 10:50 AM
      @Karl Burgin You are correct on the first count.
      Isn't it amazing how many people will gather at an event for a T-shirt?
      Enjoy yourself, along with the other half-wits who will be there.

      The weakness with your second comment is that a candidate with some class (John Tory for example) won't play those silly games.
    2. Peter posted on 04/17/2014 01:31 PM
      @Karl Burgin Yes I agree with you Karl, his kick off can't be anything but a success. Experts have had to admit, he does things right.
  5. Peter posted on 04/17/2014 01:28 PM
    I just had a good idea:

    I want to send Jimmy Kimmel a note about another fine mayor we have.

    Maybe Jimmy Kimmel can invite her on his show. Mayor Hazel McCallion
    is one in a million ! Maybe something the U.S. can't imagine:
    She runs Canada’s sixth-largest city. She enjoys deep-sea fishing. She was out Spanish dancing the other night. And she drives herself around in a plug-in electric Chevrolet. (says the Star). - She turns 93 tomorrow !

    How can Jimmey Kimmel not invite her to go along with his "Amazing Mayors of Canada" theme?

    She was just given an award the other night for her quick thinking in the past when she met with the Mississauga Indians, and traded beads for their land. Good going Mayor McCallion !

    Good Going Mayor Ford ! A winner !

    Thank you NewsTalk 1010
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 04/17/2014 01:47 PM
      @Peter She drives a Chevy Volt? Niicccee...I heard you can drive those things forever.
  6. dama posted on 04/17/2014 02:18 PM
    Cue the music....

    We will , we will Rock you.. Rock you
    We will , we will Rock you.. Rock you

    Buddy you're a boy make a big noise
    Playin' in the street gonna be a big man some day
    You got mud on yo' face
    You Are Not a disgrace
    Kickin' your BEER can all over the place

    We will we will rock you
    We will we will rock you

    Buddy you're a young man hard man
    Shoutin' in the street gonna take on the world some day
    You got blood on yo' face
    You ARE NOT a disgrace
    Wavin' your banner all over the place

    We will we will rock you
    (Sing it!)
    We will we will rock you

    Ford Nation.. join the chorus

    We wil we will rock you..
    1. tanjo posted on 04/17/2014 03:09 PM
      @dama Anyone who changes to the words to Queen does not deserve to sing it. Just sayin'
  7. Sonny posted on 04/17/2014 03:10 PM
    Karl you believe another Ford lie about setting a record. In 2000, Melvin Lastman won with the most votes at 483,277 OR 79.96%
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 04/17/2014 03:27 PM
      @Sonny That's the problem with you guys who sit on the other side of the fence.
      Anything good Ford does, you can't even give him credit. Or if he is credited, you down-play it all you can.
      I was watching when Ford won, and I specifically heard on the news (CP24), that his victory was one for the record books.

      You have to learn to be fair and gracious...
    2. Mark7 posted on 04/17/2014 04:20 PM
      @Sonny Lie all you want to hater of fiscal responsibility. Rob has the record. Please learn to get your facts straight.
  8. Doug Ford posted on 04/17/2014 03:55 PM
    Short notice information: Rob has arranged for free TTC busses to bring supporters from the public housing units in northern Etobicoke, Weston/Rexdale, Don Valley/Sherbourne, Scarborough, and the downtown core starting at 5:00 PM. special pickups at the CAMH and Parkdale outpatient locations will begin in about a half hour. Free beer and pizza for all Ford Nation registered supporters and free cab rides home for the drunks courtesy of DECO labels.

    Fun starts in a couple of there at the crack of 6:00!

    If you need a ride, call Rob's City Hall Office ASAP: 416-397-FORD (3673).
    1. Mark7 posted on 04/17/2014 04:18 PM
      @Doug Ford Despite your childish shenanigans Rob will win again.

      FORD MORE YEARS! Deal with it.
    2. Mark7 posted on 04/17/2014 04:38 PM
      @Doug Ford I reported this to CFRB1010 fool. It is a travesty that this crap is never pulled.
  9. News Reporter posted on 04/17/2014 08:17 PM
    ***** BREAKING NEWS *****

    After 9 minutes, Rob Ford has said nothing of note.
    At the 10 minute mark he started to ask for forgiveness.
    At the 11 minute mark he began to recite his usual litany of lies.

    His bought and paid for screamers have situated themselves close to the microphone.
    That's enough for this reporter - his 20 minute speech will go much longer than that and who needs that much aggravation in their lives?

    Stick a fork in this turkey - he's all done.
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