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UPDATE: Mayor apologizes to councillor for robocalls

Before the apology, the debate on mayor Rob Ford's conduct turned into a shouting match

In the end, councillors did not need to force mayor Rob Ford to apologize to Paul Ainslie for robocalls made in the councillor's ward.

After Ainslie voted against a Scarborough subway, mayor Ford made calls to the councillor's constituents saying he had not listened to them.

Ainslie complained to the integrity commissioner, who concluded in a report that the mayor's behaviour "crossed the line."

Janet Leiper decided the mayor should apologize to Ainslie.

Before councillors voted on the report, mayor Rob Ford stood up and said he was sorry.

"I want to apologize to councillor Ainslie," mayor Ford said.

Ainslie accepted the apology and no more action will be taken against Ford.

The debate on the mayor's conduct lasted several hours today and got quite heated.

When it was councillor Doug Ford's turn to speak and defend his brother, a shouting match erupted.

Councillor Ford accused his colleague Shelley Carroll of "standing on a bully pulpit" every day, attacking the mayor. When he at first refused to retract his comment, the speaker had a hard time keeping things calm in the chamber.

Ford says the mayor has every right to let Ainslie's constituents know that the councillor changed his mind on the subway vote.

Ainslie, though, says he consulted people in his ward before he made his decision.

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  1. Ford Just Doesn't Get It posted on 07/09/2014 02:02 PM
    Once again the Fords are rude and wrong !!
    1. donny p is a stupid dumb ass troll posted on 07/10/2014 12:09 PM
  2. Ernie posted on 07/09/2014 04:29 PM
    @ Ford doesn't get it . . the fact is that other councilors are on a bully pulpit and they do need to get off of it. There is a double standard at city hall. Ford is judged differently than any other councilor .. even the ones CONVICTED of drunk driving.

    If you want for gone - the others should be too!
    1. Ford Just Doesn't Get It posted on 07/09/2014 07:02 PM
      @Ernie You're delusional.

      "Nuff said.
    2. Karl Burgin posted on 07/10/2014 09:41 AM
      @Ford Just Doesn't Get It Wow....Ernie is right when he points out that Ford is judged on a totally different standard than everyone else- and your response is "you're delusional".

      You are willfully blind if you cannot see the double-standard here
    3. Ford Just Doesn't Get It posted on 07/10/2014 10:14 AM
      @Karl Burgin Imagine Karl Burgin trying to make a salient point about an affliction he himself has more than anyone else on these pages (except, possibly, for john). Now there's a great comparison in intelligence and extyent of delusion.

      Go back to your basement, troll.
    4. john posted on 07/10/2014 11:44 AM
      @Ford Just Doesn't Get It donny p

      delusional

      troll

      bad husband .


      bad in bed ( thats what your wife said )
  3. james posted on 07/09/2014 05:04 PM
    the Fords are nothing but idiots wasting the time of all of us and the council.
    you wait until the end of the day to say you're sorry? after his brother goes mental as usual. effing up and saying you're sorry time after time after time after time is getting tiresome. Oct 27 can't come soon enough to see these 2 gone for good
    1. Palma posted on 07/10/2014 10:07 AM
      @james Like the number of times Wynne said she was sorry?

      Its amazing what Dalton and Wynne and the Liberals have got away with. Yet there are people who are more upset that Ford is a homophobic then the billions lost with Ehealth, orange, gas plants, etc and deletion of emails and who knows what else.

      I never voted for Ford and won't. But, Ford should take a page out of the Liberals handbook and Harper. When they leave Queens Park or the Commons, they may answer a couple of questions to the media and then are whisked away by their handlers/security. How many times was Dalton seen walking the streets in Toronto and allowed everyday people to approach him? NIL. Thats how he got away with all that he did and the same for Wynne and never having to answer to anything. Then his former press secretary magically gets a job in Alberta with their government so she would not have to answer to anything.Trouble of course is that Ford seems to love the spotlights on him as he most likely never had that in school.

      But if a person who was not overweight, dashing and communicated great was in Ford's shoes, the Toronto Star and others would not have been relentless in trying to oust the mayor.
    2. Karl Burgin posted on 07/10/2014 10:26 AM
      @Palma Don't forget PALMA the amount of times Wynne said she "regretted" the gas plant incident before finally saying "sorry"- over a three month period. And Dalton McGuinty never said "sorry"- but thankfully expressed his deep "regret" in the matter.

      But I am glad you see the glaring double-standard that so many people are willing to overlook- versus the coverage between Rob Ford and Kathleen Wynne.
    3. Reality Checker posted on 07/10/2014 10:32 AM
      @Karl Burgin And Karl, the deluded Brampton boy strikes again !!
      I feel much better for your sharing of your wisdom. (LOL)
    4. Karl Burgin's Landlord posted on 07/10/2014 10:35 AM
      @Karl Burgin Could some of you tell Karl to get me the 3 months rent he owes please?
    5. john posted on 07/10/2014 11:46 AM
      @Karl Burgin's Landlord yea like he is stupid enough to give money to a terrorists grope.
  4. Doug Ford has posted on 07/09/2014 05:16 PM
    Doug Ford has the behaviour of a child.
    It is worth tuning out his cry baby rants.
  5. karen posted on 07/09/2014 06:37 PM
    The voters need to receive information, especially information about city council votes. We need to pay city councilors more to secure a better pool of candidates and hopefully a lawyer or two to counter the bully-pulpit parking-spots-to-showers lefty councilors.

    How are voters to be informed without the option of receiving info? City council has no business censoring the mayor for doing his job.
    1. Get real karen. posted on 07/09/2014 07:07 PM
      @karen Get real karen.
      Our mayor? Ha Ha Ha
      Our fool is more like it.

      (You may not have noticed but support for Rob Ford is down to a trickle).
    2. john posted on 07/10/2014 12:30 PM
      @Get real karen. u get real troll .
  6. When is Rob posted on 07/10/2014 05:46 AM
    When is Rob and Doug Ford going to publicly apologize to the Toronto Star reporters who they defamed knowingly?

    The team of questionable politicians deserves to be in a trailer park setting.
  7. Karl Burgin posted on 07/10/2014 10:37 AM
    FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS
    1. john posted on 07/10/2014 12:01 PM
      @Karl Burgin damn right .
  8. Stephen posted on 07/10/2014 11:03 AM
    Once again the Ford's prove they are the conductors of the gravy train, they wasted hours of city councils time with their childish, boorish antics, rather than doing that Robo could have just apologized at the beginning of the session and they could have moved on to more city business. He purposefully does this all the time, the Ford's waste the most of any councillors in city hall. Complete disdain for the tax payer and other councillors. Thankfully their supporters are the small minority and the least relevant people now.
  9. The Ford Campaign Assistent CEO posted on 07/10/2014 01:59 PM
    An open letter to Karl Burgin:

    It has come to my attention that you are the most consistent Ford supporter to be found anywhere.

    Sadly, you are not from Toronto and, therefore, cannot vote for my little brother, Rob, in October. However his campaign team (Doug and I) would appreciate it if you continue to write your lengthy excuses for Rob's behaviour and your deflections when the media attempts to catch Rob at something.

    Between you and me there is much more damning stuff coming in the very near future and your help is warranted more than ever. Don't be concerned about telling the truth in your posts - just continue on in the same dishonest and disingenuous manner you have always used.

    That method will work because, of all the people who post on this site, you have more credibility than everyone except john. His comments are also always right like yours, but we enjoy his consistent use of perfect spelling, grammar and syntax to go along with his equally well thought out opinions.

    Doug tells me that you could use some cash for your delinquent rent payments. Just call Rob's campaign office and ask for Sandro and the campaign will be happy to help you with your problem.

    Hoping to hear back from you soon and to see more of your deep thinking and totally relevant commentaries on this site.

    Thank you,

    (LeeAnne McRobb) - I mean "Rob Ford's Rehab Buddy" - I mean "Assistant CEO - Rob Ford Campaign")
    1. Dean posted on 07/10/2014 02:15 PM
      @The Ford Campaign Assistent CEO Donny, if you put half as much effort into focusing on Kathleen Wynne's shortcomings as you do on insulting Karl, we might not be staring down the barrel of four years of economic ruin.
    2. The Ford Campaign Assistent CEO posted on 07/10/2014 02:29 PM
      @Dean Not only am I NOT "donny" - I don't even know anyone named "donny".

      And - it would appear that you are still griping about having your A$$ handed to you in the recent election.

      Boo hoo !!
  10. justsaying posted on 07/10/2014 02:36 PM
    Dean: If you spent half of much time doing something that actually contributes to society, rather than defending the liar and his brother's irrelevant points of view, I'd think the people on this board might think better of you.

    Karl - what community do you really live in? I ask so that we can all give our input into the municipal politics of a city we don't live in, nor pay taxes to..but wish to control...as if we have any right to do it. The entitlement of Ford Nation, sorry FRAUD NOTION is amazing. It must suck to be them
    1. Karl's Landlord posted on 07/10/2014 02:41 PM
      @justsaying Karl the loser lives in Brampton.
  11. dama posted on 07/10/2014 02:44 PM
    All I can say is; since Rob Ford's return.. CFRB 1010 has come alive with most of the talk show hosts talking about him; negatively or positively.. same with the major newspapers as well as posters in this forum...

    Who else generates this much interest ? Mayor of New Orlean ?

    Good that Rob Ford apologised to Paul Ainslie... Paul who?

    .
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