TORONTO – From his possible participation in the Santa Claus Parade to allegations of cocaine use and hookers, the Rob Ford scandal is still providing fodder for late night TV hosts south of the border.
“At the end of the meeting the city council voted 37 to five to ask Mayor Ford to step down,” Jimmy Kimmel said Wednesday night. “The five council members who voted against were Rob Ford, his brother Doug, a crack dealer and two hookers.”
Ford remains determined to remain the mayor of Canada’s largest city despite overwhelming opposition from fellow councillors and mounting allegations about his controversial behaviour.
City councillors passed a non-binding motion Wednesday demanding Ford step aside, which the mayor refused to do.
Also on Wednesday, the co-chairman of the Santa Claus Parade, asked Ford to reconsider his decision to participate in the parade, citing concerns of unwanted media attention.
“Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, who was recently caught smoking crack, has now been uninvited to the city’s Christmas parade,” Conan O’Brien explained to viewers. “Ford said ‘too bad I was gonna bring the best snow.'”