The mayoral candidate told the Star that two large "Rob Ford" signs have been in his window to greet everyone for months and, with no “for mayor” on them, he's not breaking the ban on campaigning whilst in the hallowed hall.
Last Thursday, he confirmed the badly kept secret that the Friday night event was in fact his campaign kickoff.
Again, no problem, Ford says. When he sent out the invitations, it was a community, not a campaign, event and it didn’t become election-related until March 25. Also, the penny-pinching pol notes that he pays for his own office supplies, including the envelopes and logo-bearing seals, from his own pocket.
For the record, here’s the rule:
"Members are required to follow the provisions of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. No member shall use the facilities, equipment, supplies, services or other resources of the City (including Councillor newsletters and websites linked through the City's website) for any election campaign or campaign-related activities. No member shall undertake campaign-related activities on City property during regular working hours unless permitted by City policy (e.g., all candidates meetings). No member shall use the services of persons for election-related purposes during hours in which those persons receive any compensation from the City."
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