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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford showed up at Centennial Park to watch the Don Bosco Eagle stake on the Cardinal Newman Cardinals in Metro Bowl football action on on Nov. 29 2013. (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford showed up at Centennial Park to watch the Don Bosco Eagle stake on the Cardinal Newman Cardinals in Metro Bowl football action on on Nov. 29 2013. (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)

Public editor: Here’s what readers would ask Rob Ford Add to ...

Last week I asked readers to be reporters for the day and offer (up to) five questions they have for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. The questions were personal, political and some I haven’t included because they really should be directed instead to the police and the courts.

Under the personal, here are a few:

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“Why, Why, Why?”

“Who is your personal trainer?”

“How often have you taken Oxycontin? (The same question was asked about other drugs as well including marijuana and crack cocaine).”

“How often have you been drinking and driving?”

“Why is your brother Doug Ford at your side in interviews?”

“Why are you talking about yourself on so many interviews?”

“If Rob Ford worked for you, would you fire him if he didn’t resign? or just allow him to apologize and ‘move on’ with his job for a year?”

“What would your father have to say about all this?”

Political:

“Exactly how much money has he saved Toronto taxpayers, if any? He claims that he was elected to save people money and that he is doing just that. His claim that he has saved a billion dollars has not been backed up with any evidence.”

“Is the taxpayer respected when city staff run errands to purchase alcohol for you?”

“In what other city does a resident call the mayor to get a pothole fixed?”

“What is your vision other than ‘saving money for the taxpayers’?”

“Considering that Rob Ford claims to be saving the Toronto taxpayers lots of money, how does he justify advocating for a subway to Scarborough instead of a ground-level transit system, as subways are enormously more expensive?”

“How are you going to address the backlog in TCHC (Toronto Community Housing Corp.) repairs?”

“What words of wisdom do you have for aspiring politicians of colour? (or any marginalized individual).”

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I have forwarded these questions to the editors in charge of coverage and thanks to everyone for weighing in.

 

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