Doug Ford has yet to prove that he has actually donated four years’ worth of salary to charity

Doug Ford has yet to prove that he has actually donated four years’ worth of salary to charity

During last week’s semi-disastrous Metro Morning interview, Doug Ford mentioned, offhandedly, the promise he made when he was elected councillor for Ward 2 in 2010: that he would donate his $105,000 annual salary to charity. (Ford is a rich conservative, so this makes for good optics.) Over at Spacing, though, John Lorinc points out that Ford has never, in four years, provided any evidence of these six-figure donations he has supposedly been making. Even more remarkable is the fact that Lorinc’s column is the first time (to our knowledge) that any well-known journalist has even raised the question. It may be time for the mayoral candidate to release some tax receipts.