Rob Ford promises “hardball” tactics if premier doesn’t pony up $150 million
In an interview this morning with Jerry Agar on Newstalk 1010, Mayor Rob Ford finished off a long interview about the trouble at Toronto Community Housing with some other quick answers, including what he’ll do if Dalton McGuinty says no (again?) to his demand for hundreds of millions of provincial taxpayer dollars. From the interview, which can be heard here: “I haven’t talked to him face to face about that request of $150 million,” said Ford. “And if he says no, obviously there’s a provincial election coming up on October 6th. I want to work with him, not against him. But obviously if he’s not helping out the city, I’m going to have no choice but to work against him. I don’t want to do that.”
Ford added that he wouldn’t hesitate to call out “Ford Nation” to campaign against the Liberals. We’re shocked—shocked!— to discover that a man endorsed by Jim Flaherty and almost endorsed by Tim Hudak might consider campaigning against Dalton McGuinty.
Just two questions: one, didn’t Ford want the province to stay out of Toronto’s election? And two, why shouldn’t the mayor stay out of Ontario’s?