It's More Than Just the Crack…
We should not forget that in addition to the scandals of alcohol, drugs, lies, and embarrassment Rob Ford actively pursued a political agenda. This agenda, which Rob Ford and his lackeys masked as an attack on “the gravy train”, turned out to be nothing more than a total assault on working class Torontonians.
With this in mind let’s take a quick glance at the record of a Mayor that promised “No cuts to social services” has over these three years pushed through:
- Cuts to Social Housing
- Cuts to Childcare Subsidies
- Cuts to Libraries
- Cuts to Fire Services
Along with other anti-working class measures such as:
- An Increase on User Fees for Community Centre Programs
- The Privatization of Garbage Services
- Anti-Strike Legislation for TTC Workers
Ford’s former allies and other big business lackeys want us to focus on the crack and ignore the deeper issues, and they are planning continue his policies of austerity under a “cleaner” image. We must reject these representatives of Bay Street whether they come dressed like Rob Ford, Karen Stintz, John Tory or anyone else.
A Mayor who stands up for the working people of this city.
We must demand that our electoral system be accountable to the people:
Expand democracy to include an electoral system with instant recall.
In November 2012 the Communist Party of Ontario released the following statement during the time that Rob Ford was faced with losing his position due to ruling on conflict of interest by the Ontario Superior Court. The main thesis, calling on movements "fighting the right-wing policies and forces behind Rob Ford to keep mobilizing, otherwise his agenda could continue under a different face," stands today.Communist Party Welcomes End of the Gravy Train for Rob Ford, Warns His Far Right Agenda Still Threatens Toronto