Ford’s alleged crack cocaine use, not to mention his colourful past, was the butt of jokes on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night.
The high-profile airings in the U.S. should only increase the bidding on Gawker’s “Crackstarter” — a crowdfunded attempt to raise $200,000 to buy the alleged video. Bidding topped $107,000 Wednesday morning with six days to go. (YouTube)
In praise of our own — National Post’s photographer Tyler Anderson won a National Newspaper Award in the News Feature Photography category for this shot of a man sleeping behind a curtain during a speech given by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at a Toronto Real Estate Board luncheon in Toronto, Ontario, Friday, June 1, 2012. (Tyler Anderson/National Post) — Read more about Mr. Anderson’s NNA win
Regional Senior Justice Edward Then, Justice Katherine Swinton and Justice Lynne Leitch disagreed with a lower court decision that Mr. Ford broke the law designed to keep elected officials from exerting influence on decisions that could benefit them financially. (Darren Calabrese/National Post)
Toronto mayor Rob Ford is kissed by Toronto Argonauts’ Adriano Belli (a.k.a. The Kissing Bandit - he kisses everybody) during the Argos’ Grey Cup victory parade festivities at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. It was quite the event. Click through for more photos. (Photo: Darren Calabrese/National Post)
Toronto mayor Rob Ford, right, with his press secretary George Christopulous, play football at the temporary pitch built in the fountain at Nathan Phillip Square in front of the City Hall on Tuesday. (Photo by Natalie Alcoba/National Post)
The 227-kilogram rendering took 24-year-old Olenka Kleban six days to make in a cabin kept at 7 degrees Celcius and depicts His Worship reading a Margaret Atwood book, while leaning on a steering wheel.
He laughed when he saw it.
“That’s funny. See that,” said Mr. Ford, pointing it out to his children, as wife Renata looked on. “Wow, that’s a lot of butter.” (Darren Calabrese/National Post)
How Toronto Mayor Rob Ford spent his summer City council may have adjourned for the season, but our mayor has been as busy as ever. Here, a recap of his adventures so that you can catch up before council returns to work.
“I don’t care about the weigh-in,” Mr. Ford said Sunday on his weekly Newstalk 1010 radio show, which he hosts with his brother, Toronto City Councillor Doug Ford. “I’m not even dieting anymore.” (Photo: Aaron Lynett/National Post)