March 23, 2016

Let’s rename Etobicoke Civic Centre after Rob Ford!

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Rob Ford passed away yesterday at 46. Give me five minutes to tell you about the Rob Ford the mainstream media didn’t show you.

Ford was a champion of taxpayer — we know that. He cut taxes by a billion dollars.

He contracted out garbage collection, taking it away from overpaid government unions who liked to strike in the middle of a hot, humid summer. He ended the gravy train for lobbyists and insiders.

And he never even submitted expenses for himself, like all the other politicians did.

But he was also a champion of new Canadians; of minorities; of the poor. Not just in rhetoric, and not just giving away other peoples' money. Sort of the opposite of that.

I’ll show you that video the Toronto Star published of Rob Ford dancing at Caribana. The Star was trying to mock him, because he looks goofy. But every Jamaican in Toronto saw a guy loving the music and the spirit, and not worrying about cameras. That was 100% real, just like his countless hours volunteering with black kids, and hiring black staff.

Rob Ford was in real life more tolerant and open-minded and loving than the liberals who hated him.

He answered every phone call. He went into housing projects, where white liberals wouldn’t go without police escort.

Look, Rob Ford was a flawed man. But no-one deserves the relentless, systemic assault on them, 24 hours a day, in public and private.

He’s gone now. Hopefully he’s at peace. He’s probably singing a Caribbean song, coaching football, and if there were any taxes in heaven, he’d be cutting them.

I want Toronto to honour Rob Ford, by renaming the Etobicoke Civic Centre after him — the Rob Ford Civic Centre. It’s in his home neighbourhood.

It’s not a fancy thing, and in keeping with Rob’s respect for taxpayers, it doesn’t cost any money.

If you agree, please sign our petition now —

And please circulate this to your friends. Let’s get 50,000 signatures on the petition.

Think of it as one final mission for Ford Nation.

Go to and join us.

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commented 2016-03-24 11:45:59 -0400
Sam Young whined, “Not another stupid petition.”

Not another whiny comment from Sam!
commented 2016-03-24 03:13:20 -0400
Not another stupid petition.
commented 2016-03-24 00:56:38 -0400
he is a lot like another john candy. as i understand it john candy was up beat and lively like that. Wayne Gretzky and Glen Sather mentioned that when the Oilers were big back in the 80’s john candy used to always bring pizza and beer for them and was always the life of the party. Rob Ford sounds much the same. we will miss you Rob.
commented 2016-03-23 20:24:33 -0400
I think we should do more. I would like to see the 427 renamed the Robert Ford Expressway. Also Don Bosco High School should be renamed Robert Ford High School.
commented 2016-03-23 20:02:47 -0400
I think that’s just a "crack in’ idea!
commented 2016-03-23 19:52:29 -0400
I think a more striking gesture that would gain him a richer memory would be to name the new clean-injection sites for drug users after him. Some might find that disrespectful, but he showed that one can contribute to society even if burdened by addiction. It would show to our American friends, too, that his drug use was not just a laughing matter but something we can gain a valuable lesson from.
commented 2016-03-23 19:39:13 -0400
The brightest flame burns short. I don’t think it was his lifestyle that caused his death, but watching all his good work wasted was the stressing part. God bless you Rob. Thanks for your inspiration
commented 2016-03-23 19:33:15 -0400
They only rename electoral districts after former politicians in Quebec and Alberta.
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