Rob Ford, resignation-refusal expert, calls on someone else to resign

Rob Ford, resignation-refusal expert, calls on someone else to resign

Nobody in Toronto politics has ignored more requests to resign than Rob Ford, but that hasn’t stopped him from making the same demand of another public servant. At a press conference yesterday, Ford called on Waterfront Toronto CEO John Campbell to step aside over his organization’s spending, which has included nearly $1 million on furniture for Sugar Beach and around $600,000 for a washroom at Cherry Beach. (Waterfront Toronto has provided detailed explanations of both of those spending decisions, and they seem legit.) The irony of Ford advocating punishment for a public official who hasn’t, like him, been shown to have abused the public trust in almost every way short of outright theft or murder, has seemingly been lost on nobody. Even so, Campbell played it cool during an interview this morning with CBC’s Matt Galloway. “To a certain degree this comes with the territory,” he said.