Statement on the passing of Councillor Rob Ford

Today I was sad to hear of the passing of a colleague. Rob Ford, City Councillor for Ward 2 and former Mayor, has long been an active voice on City Council. In addition to his dedication to his office, it was obvious that Rob held a deep appreciation for both his community and his family. His work and commitment was evident in the efforts he made to personally champion constituents’ concerns, promote youth sports, and push for the highest standards of public service.

Rob Ford and I had our differences, but I was always able to count on his candor and the strength of his convictions. The legacy of his spirit will endure and serve as a reminder of the hard work all of us must do in building a united city. Today, my thoughts are with his family and loved ones.

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