Another Ford Decides to Run for Council Amid Other Controversies

Yet another Ford has decided to run for Toronto city council, although this one shares no relation to Tononto’s Mayor Rob Ford and is not really a fan of the current mayor too. 60-year-old Russ Ford decided to run for council in Etobicoke-Lakeshore (Ward 6) on Monday, after which he submitted the nomination papers at Toronto City Hall.

Right after enlisting, he stated that “I think we’ve had a bit of a circus the last few years and I think Toronto really strives on its strong neighbourhoods and I think we need to get back to that.” He added that “in our community, I run a youth centre, a lot of youth are saying politics isn’t for them, it doesn’t meet their issues. We have to make it meet their issues.” Russ Ford alleged that Ward 6 was the “ignored corner of Toronto,” and it is so because “our voices haven’t been heard, they haven’t been heard at City Hall, they haven’t been heard in the community.”

Despite having a similar last name with Mayor Ford, Ford alleged to have found absolutely nothing else in common with the mayor. He recounted that he didn’t have a “drunken stupors,” adding that “I think the city has had an acute shortage of leadership over the last few years. I think it is time that we had a mayor that puts the city first.” Ford stated that “I don’t support the Ford agenda at all” because “there is a lot of people who see this agenda for what it is.”

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