I do find it interesting that he liked bikes and his boss hated them.
I found this, it's the same text as the Toronto Sun obit, except for the last line about the memorial.
Oh, okay; I get it. (Somehow, Karla doesn't seem the sort who'd verbalize such concerns.)
Ya, Towhey's book was interesting. It was mostly for political junkies, with the scandalous stuff coming near the end. It was interesting getting the behind the scenes take of big council votes. One thing that's consistent throughout all of the Ford books is what a disaster Doug was. No one liked him! Also, Towhey makes it clear that staff did all of the work for Rob. He spent most of his time making constit calls, two-thirds of which turned out to be a waste of time.Read Filion and now just finished Towhey book -- acquired through Toronto library. Do not remember anything from Filion book but Towhey book was very good. The Fords are vile creatures.
adjective: vile; comparative adjective: viler; superlative adjective: vilest
"he has a vile temper"
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I predict March 30.
I thought it was Landi (sp) who blamed the twitterati? Either way she's lashing out at people who have the nerve to suggest her saintly Graeme was nothing but nasty to certain people and nice to others.
To her credit, it appears she has deleted those tweets.
Yeah, he also advocated throwing snowballs at people who bike in the winter and would routinely bash Jen Keesmaat for anything bike-related by trotting out that tired old 'Toronto is not the Netherlands' line. So maybe he was one of those weird anarcho-libertarian bike riders opposed to all bike infrastructure on ideological/taxpayer grounds.
He also seemed to like throwing things at the RFMG protesters. I have a hard time squaring that with 'extreme professionalism'.
He was a lonely man, who was angry, disliked and discarded. His claim to fame was having been a restaurateur and certified sommelier out in BC ending up being a 'special assistant' to Fords, only be discarded when they had no need or purpose for his misguided loyalty.