Friday, June 20, 2014

Fact #26: Rob Ford is using the taxpayer-funded mayor's office for campaigning

Really?

It's true. The City of Toronto's election rules are quite clear:

"City of Toronto resources cannot be used to promote one candidate, political party, registrant or a supporter of a question on a ballot during an election over another candidate, political party, registrant or a supporter of a question on a ballot during an election."

However, on more than one occasion Rob Ford has been shown to use his taxpayer-funded mayor's office for campaign purposes. Most recently, Doug Ford accused the Stintz campaign of taking the Ford supporters list out of the mayor's office - where it should never have been.

In February, David Soknacki accused Ford of using his office for political purposes, including organzing and promoting the Ford Nation radio and YouTube shows, and having public servants accompany Ford to mayoral debates.


Why should I care?


Once again Rob Ford is in a conflict of interest. He is wasting tax dollars meant for public use on his personal re-election campaign, he is diverting public servants away from helping Torontonians to helping himself, and he is using tax dollars to gain an unfair advantage over his rivals.

The rules are quite clear, but as usual Rob and Doug are ignoring them. And wasting your tax dollars in the process.

On the other hand, Rob's having a great time rehabbing/vacationing in Muskoka so it's all good.


How do I know you're not lying?

http://www1.toronto.ca/City%20Of%20Toronto/City%20Clerks/Elections/Candidates/Files/Use%20of%20City%20Resources%20during%20an%20Election.pdf
http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=196707
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/rob-ford-s-voter-list-stolen-by-rival-campaign-doug-ford-claims-1.2682319?cmp=rss

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