Rob Ford turned me into a private eye

Rob Ford followed me to Ottawa. I thought I would escape him
by coming here to do a book signing at Books on Beechwood. En route, I read about
him in two newspapers, the Star and the Globe. Then I read about him in the
latest issue of MacLean’s.

That might have been the end of it, but the VIA-Rail train
from Toronto offers wi-fi. Soon I was online. One faraway Facebook friend,
alluding to the title of my latest opus, 50
Canadians Who Changed the World
, and knowing that I live in the Centre of
the Universe, asked facetiously, “Hey, is Rob Ford one of the fifty?”

Another one posted a link to a Toronto Sun article. And this
is where Ford turned me into a private eye. You know how, in the latest video,
the mayor rants that he wants to murder someone? And everyone wonders, who is
he raging about?

Well, in this Sun article, a judge tells a hearing that a former
common-law spouse of Ford’s sister, Kathy, “was viciously attacked and severely
beaten” in jail because he was “being a bother to Ford.” Apparently, this
convicted drug dealer had threatened Ford and approached him screaming, “You
owe me money and your sister owes me money,” and later threatened the mayor. But
here: draw your own conclusions. The mystery is, why haven’t people picked up on this? For the record, Ford is NOT one of the 50. Yes, I signed a few piles of books. And Sheena shot the pix.


  1. Mark Lovewell on February 1, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    Ken, Who knew your talents extended to gumshoe territory. Whether or not your theory is correct, you make an intriguingly logical case, Sherlock!

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