Rob Ford guilty of “illegal” campaigning, says councillor (and thwarted radio host) Josh Matlow

Rob Ford guilty of “illegal” campaigning, says councillor (and thwarted radio host) Josh Matlow

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Rob Ford’s plan to run a slate of pro-subway candidates in the 2014 city hall election has already hit its first obstacle—and his name is Josh Matlow. Last week on his NewsTalk 1010 show, Ford asked subway-loving citizens to call his office and sign up to run against one of the councillors who has thwarted him. (You know, like that LRT-loving pinko John Parker—a former Conservative MPP who has otherwise voted with the mayor on nearly every other issue.) However, council code of conduct prohibits the use of city property for campaign-related activities, so using the mayor’s office as a hotline to recruit candidates is a bit of a no-no (and not Ford’s first). Now, Matlow, who called the radio invite “illegal,” plans to file a complaint with council’s integrity commissioner. Sounds fair—as long as Matlow is acting as a concerned councillor, and not a bitter ex-radio host looking for revenge. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »