Mayoral candidates, city councillors call on Ford to resign

Push after new drug video, audio recording of mayor surface

Toronto mayoral candidate John Tory wants Rob Ford to resign.

The mayor plans to take a leave of absence to seek treatment for alcohol abuse. Ford made his intentions knwon after a new alleged crack video and crude barroom audio recording surfaced.

Tory said Wednesday night that he's "deeply disappointed" by the new revelations about the mayor's behaviour.

Fellow mayoral candidate Karen Stintz who is mentioned in the audio obtained by the Toronto Sun the released a statement through spokesperson Karl Baldauf.

Baldauf calls the mayor's shocking, bigoted and misogynistic remarks "disgusting".

"Karen will address these comments directly in the coming days. Tonight, the people who support Karen Stintz are rallying behind her. In addition to seeking help, we hope for a full apology from Rob Ford, not only to Karen, but to all in this great city who expect more from their mayor."

On Wednesday night mayoral hopeful David Soknacki called Ford "not just a bad mayor", but "a disgrace" and urged him to resign.

Perceived mayoral front-runner Olivia Chow declined to comment on the new revelations about the mayor or his leave of absence.

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  1. Dean posted on 05/01/2014 12:01 AM
    Silver lining: One less candidate to split the #AnythingButChow vote.
    1. Suz58 posted on 05/05/2014 09:04 AM
      @Dean Yes Dean, we all know that it is tough to vote for someone that is going to do the job they say. People really need to understand that while the Ford brothers make it look like they are saving taxpayers money, in the long run it is costing the taxpayers more for damage control.
      The Fords are using Toronto voters. They say it is not for the money, but let's face it, everything boils down to money. Rob does not complete anything he begins, he hires people that are unqualified, that is why he was so upset with Jones resigning. Ford is a childish, spoiled, brat.
      He will come back after a month claiming to be "healed". People will believe him, feel sorry for him. Is there room for pity in politics?
  2. Mark posted on 05/01/2014 05:52 AM
    New poll out says Ford now has 54% of the vote. Hey, he's not perfect. He's just your average crack smoking, smack talking' junkie, and Torontonians think he s the best guy to run this city. And we don't have transit because...
    1. Alex posted on 05/01/2014 06:08 AM
      @Mark It is probably more like:
      "Ford now has 54% of the Ford Nation vote."
    2. Roger posted on 05/01/2014 08:21 AM
      @Mark When the alternative is to have a tax-happy Dipper for mayor, while the Premier is a Liberal who's wasted so much money she may as well be a Dipper, a crackhead who likes to privatize looks like a damn good candidate.
  3. Alex posted on 05/01/2014 06:03 AM
    Here is the next episode of this soap opera.

    Ford re-surfaces in 30 days as 'a new man' and it is business as usual.

    I say just go away and take your brother with you.
  4. Alex posted on 05/01/2014 06:12 AM
    Poorly done Newstalk 1010 pole today.
    Only two choices when there should be a"

    He just plain leaves this job.
  5. Karl Burgin posted on 05/01/2014 09:02 AM
    So what did we learn today kids?:

    1. Rob and Doug Ford have never stopped lying to us...never!

    2. If this video hadn't surfaced, they would keep on campaigning.

    3. If this video hadn't surfaced, they would keep on lying to us.

    4. Rob's sister and family continue o enable his drug use.

    5. That Rob, a convicted felon and drug addict, is still listed as CFO of the family company with two locations in the U.S.. why do the banks tolerate this?

    6. That Rob Ford supporters are gullible idiots, perhaps true zealots like me, but idiots non the less.

    Stayed tuned...more to come. This may actually be a good day for Toronto, getting rid of that fat liar that I still love so much. Just glad that I don't live in Toronto.
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 05/01/2014 11:46 AM
      @Karl Burgin I'm not sure how you managed to get the same name as me, but nice try.

      For someone who touts Ford as a big fa liar- it sure takes one to know one. Because you still don't have the balls to make posts using your own ID- which makes you what, a liar?

      Go back in your cave troll and don't come back out- ever.
  6. manuel posted on 05/01/2014 09:58 AM
    here's the good news from all this.
    The Ford name in politics is dead!!! it was on life support before but now it's dead dead dead and buried for good. great news for Toronto and Deco labels should be 100% boycotted
    1. Mark7 posted on 05/01/2014 01:04 PM
      @manuel Bad news for Toronto IF this were true. If it does transpire you might as well take out your wallet/purse and set your money on fire before a corrupt, non caring, criminal Fiberal gets it.
  7. Mark7 posted on 05/01/2014 01:06 PM
    IT IS TIME FOR ALL CITY COUNCILLORS TO TAKE THE PEE TEST THAT ROB MOTIONED FOR. Otherwise they are no more believable than Rob. A bunch of lying hypocrites all lefties on city council are.
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 05/01/2014 02:54 PM
      @Mark7 Why? Ford lied to the people, took us all for a bunch of idiots, treated us taxpayers with contempt. Now he's in hiding until we forget about about how he treated us all.

      It has nothing to do about those without sin casting the first stone, everything to do with cutting out this cancerous growth in city hall.

      Some people just don't get it.
  8. #AnythingButChow posted on 05/01/2014 01:08 PM
    The important thing is for hard-working Torontonians, who already lose nearly half their hard-earned income to taxes and REFUSE to lose any more, to band together and choose one of the remaining centre-right candidates to support.

    I'll be the first to admit, none of the candidates in this election have impressed me. But far more than wanting any one person to win, I know that the only positive move for Toronto's economy is to MAKE SURE CHOW LOSES.

    Who cares about Ford? Let him go to rehab and get clean, or flunk out and hit the rock again. The important thing is to keep this election as simple as ABC:



    1. Karl Burgin posted on 05/01/2014 01:13 PM
      @#AnythingButChow This is most important above all.
  9. Mark7 posted on 05/01/2014 01:12 PM
    I call on all lefties in city council to resign. You are the root of Toronto's woes.

    Kristyn Wong-Tam 黃慧文 should just stuff it. Using the word homophobia makes no sense at all. We who will never accept the revolting gay lifestyle are not fearing of the gays. A phobia is a fear. It is frightening that someone who does not have basic English skills is allowed to hold any semblance of power. Sigh
    1. Adriane Taylr posted on 05/04/2014 08:56 PM
      @Mark7 Totally agree...phobia means an irrational fear..homo means they seem to think we have an irrational fear of same...makes no sense...and even if it did its been so overused its sound like duh..
  10. john posted on 05/01/2014 01:15 PM
    of course thay want him to resign thay know he will win again there is no competition and thay know it .
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 05/01/2014 01:54 PM
      @john Of course that's the end game.
      That's why you keep hearing, "Oh, you can't out a time limit on rehab. It shouldn't be 30 days. It takes years, and it's a lifetime struggle."

      Oh please. The envy is showing- and it ain't pretty. Anything to break up that core support by any means necessary.
    2. tanjo posted on 05/02/2014 09:54 AM
      @john A resignation a this point is pointless.

      So is Ford staying in the race. Listen to that tape. Really listen. He hates his job! He loves helping people one-on-one. But, he hates the duties of being mayor. Unfortunately he is being pushed seven ways to Sunday to fight to the end.

      What he needs to do take a breath, tell everyone pushing him, left and right to just F*** right off, finish his term as mayor and run again for Ward 2 councillor, where he can do something he really loves.
  11. Peter posted on 05/01/2014 02:13 PM

    As Alex above stated:
    "Ford re-surfaces in 30 days as 'a new man' and it is business as usual".

    Yes, that is what I am thinking too.

    It's not unthinkable that Mayor Ford doesn't really need any professional help. Mayor Ford may just be cleverly satisfying the masses that demand actions from
    him to justify giving him their vote.

    After 30 days, he can say "I'm a new man", that's what you wanted, now you can safely vote for me.

    There is no proof that he needs professional help. The video isn't proof. He has been known in the past to set up photos, eg for the police in the past so to confuse them in retaliation for them spying. Isn't the RCMP investigating the police now?
    It seems that the press this time has taken the bait.

    Is there any photo or video that ever shows him really inhaling or injecting? No.

    Has a doctor confirmed that he has a problem? No

    Has he declared in writing and signed it that he has a problem? No

    Is there any legal certification from an outside party he has a problem? No.

    Does his physical appearance (weight) agree with substance abuse? No

    Would he be able to be so active in his daily job duties if he was addicted? No

    The so called accusations of misogyny seem not to be misogny at all. If there was real racism, he would be out like Donald Sterling.

    Like Alex (above) says:
    "Ford re-surfaces in 30 days as 'a new man' and it is business as usual"

    I agree.

    Good going Mayor Ford

    Thank you NewsTalk 1010

  12. arthur posted on 05/01/2014 02:39 PM
    this is what you get when you vote in conservatives! they lie about saving money they lie about the knowledge they have they lie to the voter they lie to everyone including themselves. there'a lesson to be learned here. you can never trust conservatives
    1. Frankie posted on 05/01/2014 03:28 PM
      @arthur I didn't realize the Conservatives were also at Queen's Park as you've just described the Ontario Liberal Party for the last 11 years.

      Thanks for setting us straight!
    2. Mark7 posted on 05/01/2014 10:32 PM
      @arthur OH BROTHER! Tell me that you are for real please. Everything you mentioned is that of a criminal Fiberal, NOT a Conservative.
  13. Peter posted on 05/01/2014 02:50 PM
    I'm hearing that Rob Ford is hiding in his condo in Florida until this blows over. Doug sheds some tears, then welcomes back a "cured" candidate.

    It's all another lie to fool Toronto.
    1. Peter posted on 05/01/2014 03:02 PM
      @Peter .
      Thank you for your comment Peter,

      You said it better than I did..

      The public is so gullible about this news story. The media
      is making it a bombshell like Mayor Ford was hoping.

      Good Going Mayor Ford.

      Thank you NewsTalk 1010

    2. arthur posted on 05/01/2014 04:02 PM
      @Peter the trailer trash who support him don't even think he needs help.
      these people are the lowest of the low. they live their lives in the same way. they slither around life.
      good thing though. the Ford name is dead!!!
      dead and buried. neither him or his brother will ever hold office again.
      I hope the family business suffers from lost contracts also.
      the damage they did to the city
  14. Tangential posted on 05/03/2014 09:01 AM
    All the documented Rob Ford misbehaviour seems consistent with the tragic medical condition of CTE (Irreversible brain impairment).

    CTE is most publicly linked to retired professional football players whose lives end tragically. Rob Ford was an enthusiastic football player in his teenage years. I wonder how many concussion-like events Rob Ford personally experienced during these years?

    Is Rob Ford medically fit to serve in any postion of real responsibility?
    1. Suz58 posted on 05/04/2014 10:22 AM
      @Tangential After doing some reading this morning and watching videos of Rob Ford and his brother Doug, I would say yes, there is definitely a psychological problem here. Whether it is due to concussion from playing football, I would say no. Seems to me, after Rob Ford graduated from high school, he went on to Carlton only to play football. During his first year, he was not played. After that year, he did not return to university. He then worked at the family business in sales.
      There seems to be a clear pattern with Rob and football. One video promoting the good job Ford had done with coaching had a young man when asked how football at school benefitted him replied..." I get to hit guys without getting in trouble for it". Is this what we want to teach?
      Twice Ford coached football, once as his probation for a DUI charge in the US.
      Asking Ford to resign is a matter of ethics. When asked about drug testing, Ford said yes. Watch his and his brother' body language, ask them questions...all lies! Both of them skirt around the actual questions to put out useless information to try to baffle the voters.
      Neither of them admits or apologizes for anything on their own.
      I know this is not the last we will hear from them but, I am hoping it is the end of the circus they call Ford nation and the end of the "Ford Gravy Train".
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