Most of the time when we see him at Toronto City Hall, Mayor Rob Ford doesn’t look very happy.
The photo above is when Ford was scrumming about labour issues. Often in council meetings he’s frowning more than smiling.
But get him out in Scarborough with an over-sized cheque from his Rob Ford Football Foundation and put him on a football field with some high school players, and suddenly, you’ve got a happy mega-city mayor.
Sun photographer Craig Robertson was at Blessed Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School on April 3 for the cheque hand-off. Ford’s football foundation donated $5,000 to the school’s team, the BMT Titans. You may recall donations to Ford’s football foundation got him in trouble with the city’s integrity commissioner and then led to council voting earlier this year to reverse a decision demanding Ford repay some donations to the foundation. That vote, which Ford took part in, is now at the centre of the conflict of interest application trying to oust Ford from office (story here).
But back to the field at Blessed Mother Teresa.
When it came time to get a photo, Ford ran several plays with the students while Robertson snapped away and believe it or not, the mayor looks happy here.
Here’s some of the shots from the day: