Robert Bruce Ford was a Canadian politician and businessman who served as the 64th Mayor of Toronto from 2010 to 2014. Before and after his term as mayor, Ford was a city councillor representing Ward 2 of Etobicoke North. He was first elected to Toronto City Council in the 2000 Toronto municipal election, and was re-elected to his council seat twice. His political career, particularly his mayoralty, saw a number of personal and work-related controversies and legal proceedings. In 2013, he became embroiled in a substance abuse scandal, which was widely reported in national and foreign media. Following his admission, Ford refused to resign, but City Council handed over certain mayoral powers and office staff to Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly for the remainder of Ford's term. Ford took a sabbatical and received treatment for his alcohol and drug addiction.
|Born:||Robert Bruce Ford, May 28, 1969, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada|
|Died:||March 22, 2016, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Resting place:||Riverside Cemetery|
|Political party:||Independent (2000–2016)|
|Other political affiliations:||Progressive Conservative|
|Relations:||Doug Ford Sr. (father), Doug Ford (brother), Michael Ford (nephew)|
|Deputy:||Doug Holyday (2010–2013), Norm Kelly (2013–2014)|
|Preceded by:||David Miller|
|Succeeded by:||John Tory|
|IMDb:||Rob Ford's IMDb|
About Rob Ford
The loud and colorful 64th Mayor of Toronto, Ontario who gained media attention in 2013 for drug use and aggressive language. In 2014, despite admitting to using crack cocaine, he refused to resign, though many of his mayoral powers were removed by the Toronto City Council.
He worked in his wealthy family's business.
Although he attended Carleton University and York University, no information confirms that he graduated.
He married Renata Brejniak in 2000 and they had two children together.
After he admitted to smoking crack-cocaine, many comedians, like Jay Leno, joked about his rambunctious behavior.
Information related to Rob Ford
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- Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story , 2014 biography by Robyn Doolittle .
- Rob Ford conflict of interest trial - The Rob Ford conflict of interest trial was a civil action by Paul Magder versus the City of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The action began in March 2012 and finally concluded in June 2013, including a trial in September 2012 and an appeal in January 2013.
- Timeline of Rob Ford video scandal - In May 2013, the American website Gawker and the Toronto Star reported that they had viewed a cellphone video that showed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine and commenting on political issues.
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