Well, here it is. The video of the late, morbidly obese Mayor of Toronto smoking crack and mumbling in Canadian is finally public.
The rumoured video became the biggest scandal in Toronto history reaching international coverage by the media. Rob Ford became a household name around the world and some were calling him Canadian Trump, despite that comparison not really making any sense.
Rob Ford was a controversial figure in Toronto because of his fiscal conservatism and his “I don’t give a fuck” attitude towards the media.
The Rob Ford crack video gripped Toronto from the time its existence was first reported to the end of his mayoralty, and yet few people had ever actually seen the thing thanks to a publication ban related to Sandro Lisi’s extortion trial.
Now, with charges dropped against Sandro Lisi, that ban has been lifted and the tape is finally available for everyone to view. Much of the intrigue related to the video has evaporated in light of Ford’s death, but given the hoopla surrounding its initial discovery, I suspect there will be enough residual curiosity to drive most to give it a watch.
Rob Ford later died of cancer.
Rest in peace, Rob.