Mayor Rob Ford, You Will be Missed

Thank you Rob Ford (R.I.P.) for the legacy you left behind you, for your integrity and passion to serve. Moreover, Thank you Lloyd Fournier for such an inspiring account in testimony to Rob and the Fords business acumen and service passion.

Lloyd Fournier : Lloyd is the founder of Thunderbird Rising (Thunderbird rising.com) and the recent recipient of a Humanitarian Award, an author (novels) and a freelance writer. His drill down style of writing is a throw back to classic journalism - completely objective and well researched. His work presents the reader opportunity to rethink issues.

[Lessons Learned.  Memories cherished]

rob_ford_and_don_bosco_football.jpg.size.xxlarge.letterbox.jpgI had my first dealings with Rob and the Fords almost 40 years ago and in the process, I came to understand a bit about the Fords.   He and the family had great business moxie, terrific drive and impressed me as a guy who was as honest as the day is long.

I switched employers and lost track of him for a while until he grabbed my attention again as a Toronto city councilor some years later.  He was still “boyish” but even more down to business than I recalled.

Toronto does not have a good reputation in the”905”.  The troubling reality is those successive generations of Toronto’s municipal politicians got increasingly into the bad habit of promising the electorate outlandish and insanely impossible schemes.  Thus, Toronto’s municipal ratepayers were lulled into a misconception of entitlement. The belief that had been instilled and reinforced over the…

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