Rob Ford fires Mark Towhey—his chief of staff and most trusted advisor

Rob Ford fires Mark Towhey—his chief of staff and most trusted advisor

(Image: Mark Towhey)
 

Rob Ford’s crazy week just got crazier. Mark Towhey, the mayor’s chief of staff and according to many the brains behind team Ford, was fired and escorted out of city hall by security this afternoon. The news is shocking given Towhey was known for bullying, intimidating and upbraiding councillors who didn’t fall in line with the mayor’s agenda and was one of Ford Nation’s political masterminds long before he became Ford’s third chief of staff in less than two-and-a-half years. Towhey has confirmed to reporters that he did not resign. On the crack-smoking allegations currently dogging Ford, he said: “I have given the mayor my advice. He can choose to take it or not take it.” The evil genius parted with a quip to the Toronto Sun reporter snapping photos of him driving out of the city hall parkade, tweeting, “Very happy now that I remembered to wash my car yesterday.”