Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Fired From Beloved Football Coaching Job
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will no longer derive personal and political capital from his position of head football coach at Etobicoke’s Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School. The Toronto Catholic District School (TCDSB) has fired him from the position.
“The Toronto Catholic District School (TCDSB) thanks Mayor Rob Ford for his contribution and many years of service to the Don Bosco Eagles Football Program,” the TCDSB said in a press release. “The Board has informed Mr. Ford of our decision to pursue a different direction with a new volunteer head coach for the Don Bosco Eagles senior football team.
Last year, we learned that he’d posed for a photo with Jon Latvis, a white supremacist and a member of the neo-Nazi band RAHOWA (Racial Holy War). Last September, a conflict of interest court case almost forced him out of office.
After a deadly gang-related shooting in Toronto last July, Ford proposed exiling the city’s convicted criminals, most of whom are persons of color.
In March this year, we learned that Ford has a serious drinking problem, one the Star says is so seriously that, since he was elected in 2010, his inner circle has repeatedly urged him enter rehab “over pattern of alcohol abuse”.
Also in March, Ford’s fellow Toronto councillor and former mayoral candidate, Sarah Thomson, accused him of grabbing her ass at a public event. MaClean’s magazine then suggested that Ford should be charged with sexual assault.
Will Ford survive this one? Crack cocaine is classified as a Schedule I substance under Canada’sControlled Drugs and Substances Act Section 4 (1). It’s possession or use is an indictable offence carrying a maximum of seven year prison.
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