Doug Ford also claims to work 18 hours a week as a city Councillor
By: James Di Fiore
Toronto Councillor Doug Ford raised eyebrows yesterday when he confessed to calling his brother, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, a “social NDPer” (to his face, mind you), a label Doug says relates to Rob’s constant appetite to help out the less fortunate.
Councillor Ford also said both he and his brother do not employ a public relations team to help with their public images, an unsurprising claim given the off-the-cuff style the brothers tend to utilize when dealing with the press.
“What you see is what you get, what you get is what you see,” Councillor Ford said with a chuckle.
Ford also made the dubious claim of working 126 hours per week (“I work 18 hours a day, 7 days a week!”) and had some interesting comments about the Toronto Maple Leafs, attributing the blame for missing the playoffs on the players and upper management alike. This is interesting given the recent refusal by both Ford brothers to vote for a 10 million dollar municipal loan to MLSE for a new soccer stadium.