Friday, October 14, 2011
The Empire Club of Canada Presents:
His Worship Rob Ford, Mayor, City of Toronto With Rebuilding Our Fiscal Foundation
Rob Ford came to politics through the roots of his family, as the son of former Conservative MPP, the Honourable Doug Ford Sr. I can only imagine the dinner table conversation, decades ago, when the Ford family gathered to share a meal. No doubt the needs of the community, the province, and our country were served up as sustenance, along with their traditional meat and potatoes.
In 2010, as candidate for Mayor, Rob came to the Empire Club to express his vision for the City of Toronto. Today, we are not only excited that he was indeed successful in his election campaign, but that the man now known as Mayor Ford has returned to update our members and guests about his progress to date and what he sees for the future of Toronto, the greatest city in world.
The Government of Toronto is the sixth-largest government in Canada—well ahead of several provinces and territories. In fact, if you combined all the Atlantic provinces—Newfoundland, New
Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island—their entire population would not equal the number of citizens of Toronto that the Mayor has to serve. The city has over 45 thousand employees and one of Mayor Ford’s many responsibilities is to lead a city council of 44 fellow elected officials.
His Worship Rob Ford, Mayor, City of Toronto
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