Councillor Ford: mayor "looks fabulous" and will "absolutely" return to campaign

Councillor Doug Ford says he visited his brother, mayor Rob Ford, in rehab on Sunday and is confident he will come out a "new man"

Councillor Doug Ford says his brother "looks fabulous" and is doing well in rehab.

Mayor Rob Ford has been at an addiction treatment facility in Muskoka for almost a month.

"He's a lost a lot of weight and he's doing really well, said he's feeling healthier than he ever has," councillor Ford says, adding that he went to visit his brother on Sunday.

The mayor is getting counseling everyday and going to meeting each night, according to councillor Ford.

The councillor says the mayor will "absolutely" be back in time at city hall in time for the election, "hopefully" in the next four or five weeks.

"The race hasn't started until he gets in," councillor Ford says.

As for whether he thinks his brother can stay sober when he leaves the centre, Ford says he is confident his brother will come out a "new man."

"He's going to look at all the mistakes he's done in the past and move forward in a positive fashion."

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  1. Justin posted on 05/27/2014 02:23 PM
    Doug, you've said that before, several times. You have less credibility than your crackhead brother.
  2. Angry Bill posted on 05/27/2014 02:49 PM
    We don't care if he's lost a lot of weight. We didn't ask him to go to a rehab facility to lose weight and look great. All we want is for him to stop smoking crack and getting drunk. It's pretty simple. If those two things aren't addressed, then what's changed?
  3. Karl Burgin posted on 05/27/2014 03:02 PM
    God bless you Rob Ford, that's quite a weight off your shoulders.

    1. Alex posted on 05/27/2014 05:40 PM
      @Karl Burgin I am sure that God is preparing the well deserving Rob Ford for sainthood right at this very moment.
  4. Joe Smith posted on 05/27/2014 03:06 PM
    "I've never seen Rob drink at any event. Ever."

    The lies of Doug Ford.
  5. Sully7 posted on 05/27/2014 03:13 PM
    I'd give it two weeks before another video surfaces showing Ford out of control again. A man with that many addiction problems and character flaws can't be salvaged in such a short time. Even if by some miracle he emerges a new man he's burned too many bridges. Maybe one or two people on council will be willing to work with the guy but he'll be a four year lame duck mayor if he gets elected again.
    1. AC posted on 05/27/2014 04:03 PM
      @Sully7 we've seen pretty much the last of this family. they'll drag it out and make more fools out of themselves. as if that's hard to do.
      He's hanging around with some chick who got out of rehab gets shtfaced and drives shtfaced that should tell everyone everything we need to know.
      maybe the cops will do us all a favour and slap the cuffs on him while up north and before he's out
  6. gwgm posted on 05/27/2014 03:17 PM
    Awesome! Need to start a pool...
    How long before he has another party with his sister and his buddies and there's another video? I'm taking June 7.
    Then, it'll be back to Muskoka for another dock party / rehab / workout weekend!
    I hope the black flies are still around then so he loses a pint of blood and looks like he has the measles after he passes out in the woods.
    By the way, that was brilliant sending that poor woman out for more booze, up north.
    Only flaw with the plan was that she Bogarted the whole bottle before she got back to Robbie.
    Dude's a one-man Trailer Park Boys episode!
    1. Angry Bill posted on 05/27/2014 03:37 PM
      @gwgm You mean, like this?

      Couldn't resist.. I quickly did that up at work.
    2. gwgm posted on 05/27/2014 03:42 PM
      @Angry Bill That's awesome!
      I was thinking he would be more like Ricky because Bubbles and Julian have more common sense than Rob Ford... but it definitely works!
  7. arthur posted on 05/27/2014 03:58 PM
    Rob looks fabulous? compared to what? his sister who looks dog meat.
    Doug aren't you just stretching the truth a little hmm?
    Doug do the city a big one if you care about us at all.
    pack up your whole family (mother/sister/brothers everyone) and just get the eff out of the city. please!
  8. Alex posted on 05/27/2014 05:37 PM
    Not really too sure if anyone cares about how Rob Ford 'looks'.
    I believe he has lost the moral authority to lead this city.
  9. Alex posted on 05/27/2014 05:49 PM
    Who cares if he lost weight, he'll gain it all back as soon as he gets access to his crack again and those munchies kick in. You never see any skinny crackheads, do you?
  10. Alex posted on 05/27/2014 05:50 PM
    He's going to get out of rehab and go straight to the Waaaaal Maaaaart, get him some spray cheese. Wal Mart is humanity's greatest sin against hope, without Wal Mart we would still be living in meadows like God intended.
    1. Alex posted on 05/27/2014 06:11 PM
      @Alex You are right. Walmart is not a very good place.
      Not sure what else you are trying to say.
    2. Alex posted on 05/27/2014 06:13 PM
      @Alex We were meant to live free in the grasslands, naked as the day we were born with sunlight in our hair and the sustenance of laughter in our bellies. Any form of economy or jobs or trade is blasphemy against that perfect ideal, which is why I support the NDP.
  11. Alex posted on 05/27/2014 06:46 PM
    Rob Ford has no credibility left. It is best for him to step aside and let John Tory take over.
  12. Alex posted on 05/27/2014 06:50 PM
    Better yet, it is time for Toronto to eliminate the office of the Mayor and make every individual in the city a member of City Council. We will finally have pure democracy, and eliminate poverty by paying a full councilor's salary to every man, woman, and child.
    1. Alex posted on 05/27/2014 06:54 PM
      @Alex Bad idea.
  13. Alex posted on 05/27/2014 06:58 PM
    We need to eliminate joblessness and poverty while also severely punishing the businesses who provide the jobs and money we'll need to do that. WAKE UP, SHEEPLE.
    1. Alex posted on 05/27/2014 07:17 PM
      @Alex Don't vote for Tim then.
  14. AkramS posted on 05/27/2014 08:03 PM
    If it is true since no one has debated this neither has any one challenged Rob Ford's statement that he has saved Millions of Dollars for Tax Payers. So if we need politicians to take drugs to save us Taxes. I would rather all the politician take drugs. My hard earned money is more important to me then anything else.
    1. Alex posted on 05/27/2014 08:10 PM
      @AkramS I see a high profile person who lies and is a heavy drug consumer (along with the booze) as someone not worthy of trust.
      But you can trust his numbers if you want.
      I know he lies.
    2. ACMESalesRep posted on 05/28/2014 01:40 AM
      @AkramS Rob's claim to have saved the city “a billion dollars” has not only been challenged, it's been thoroughly discredited. Taxes have increased, services have been cut, and the city's surplus has shrunk on his watch. If your hard-earned money is so important to you, vote for someone else.
  15. Alex posted on 05/27/2014 09:37 PM
    I don't know what to say, he does look slimmer. He could be a new man.
    His approval rating did go down, but it was still pretty decent. I bet his approval rating is going to go up again once he is back in council. geezzz gotta luv him
    1. Alex posted on 05/27/2014 10:02 PM
      @Alex I disagree. Rob Ford is toast.
  16. Alex posted on 05/27/2014 10:38 PM
  17. ACMESalesRep posted on 05/28/2014 01:37 AM
    a) Can Doug not go a week without forcing himself into the spotlight?
    b) Why is he so obsessed with his brother's weight, anyhow?

    No wonder Rob's so messed up. If Doug represents the sort of strong, family “support” he's gotten through his life…
    1. tanjo posted on 06/27/2014 04:50 PM
      @ACMESalesRep a) No
      b) I suspect Doug has picked on Rob's weight most of his life, so that is what pops into his head now.

      I will believe Rob Ford is on the road to recovery when he tells Doug and the rest of his family to F. Off, withdraws from the mayor's race and Runs for Ward 2 Councillor, a position where he was both happy and effective.
  18. HP posted on 05/28/2014 07:13 AM
    Looks like my OPP contact was right, Rob Ford gave brother Doug the plates for the Caddy on Sunday, brother Randy and Sandro picked it up on Tuesday and drove it to the cottage. Rob will have it back next week.
  19. Working to Unamalgamate Toronto posted on 05/28/2014 12:07 PM
    Any of Robbie Ford's associates picked up in todays roundup of prominent citizens?.................policy advisors,haha
  20. dama posted on 05/29/2014 04:49 PM
    Really.. even tho this guy is away, he is still the talk of the town.
    and Doug is right.. the campaign will not begin till Rofo is back..

    Where are all the other candidates.. no major news except for that porn star
    Nikki Benz.. she geerated more news yesterday and today.. than JT and OC..

  21. Suz58 posted on 06/03/2014 07:37 AM
    You can't control your feelings and somehow I am still feeling that this is all just a publicity stunt. One cannot put a time on rehab. Again, we have Ford worrying about his weight and some mention of alcohol. I thought the whole idea of rehab was to take responsibility for your actions and addictions. One thing Ford said that I cannot get out of my mind is that he only did crack during his drunken stupor. So he is not taking responsibility for his actions. He is blaming the crack use on the alcohol use, when really only concerned about his weight.
    Thing is here Toronto, you don't just vote in one Ford Family member. You vote for one, you get them all! We already know that Ford is a sore loser and has never really had to face any consequences for his actions. It is time he had to face some now. See how he fairs with that and if he does well, run in another four years. With so many candidates for Mayor, why choose the same train wreck that is still feeding lies and basically subscribing to the same promises as he did before?
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