Don Peat - November 3rd, 2014
Rob Ford holds up gravy packets left in the mayor’s office by outgoing mayor David Miller’s administration when he moved into the office in December 2010.
Mayor-elect John Tory might have some surprises waiting for him in the mayor’s office when he takes over on Dec. 1.
Doug Ford – Mayor Rob Ford’s brother – said they are still working on some “fun” pranks for Tory’s team.
“I told John, David Miller left us a whole bunch of gravy packs so we were thinking a few other things just as a friendly joke,” Ford said on Monday.
“Just as fun. I don’t know, I haven’t talked to Rob. We might do something fun.
“I was thinking of leaving LRTs all over the place.”
Back in 2010, Mayor Ford wasn’t impressed by the gravy packets left behind after he waged his winning election campaign on stopping the “gravy train” at City Hall.
“I should mail them back to him,” Rob Ford told the Sun at the time. “He may be in (gravy) withdrawal and need some.”
Packages of gravy weren’t the only thing left behind for Ford’s then incoming administration.
Along with what was described as a “cordial note,” Miller also left behind a copy of the MFP Inquiry final report.
At the time, Mayor Miller’s spokesman said the mayor found it as a useful how-to guide for running a clean and transparent government.
Don Peat - May 1st, 2013
Back in 2004, the last time the Toronto Maple Leafs made the playoffs, it didn’t end well for the Buds or Toronto City Council.
Here’s a picture from our Sun archives of then-Mayor David Miller wearing a Philadelphia Flyers jersey to settle a bet on the Leafs. Miller was joined in the photo by Councillors Michael Thompson, David Soknacki, George Mammoliti, Mark Grimes, Bill Saundercook and Norm Kelly.
The caption at the time pointed out despite the Flyers jerseys, as you can see, “underneath they are true Leafs fans.”
Hopefully this playoff run goes a little better for the Leafs – and Toronto city council.
Go Leafs Go!
Don Peat - May 31st, 2012
Cam Weldon, City of Toronto Chief Financial Officer (Toronto Sun files)
The city’s top finance bureaucrat is retiring.
Cam Weldon, the City of Toronto’s chief financial officer and deputy city manager, is calling it quits.
Sources tell the Sun a formal announcement about Weldon’s coming retirement will go out Friday.
Weldon was appointed to his current position back in February 2009 after serving as acting deputy city manager and chief financial officer from October 2008.
He’s been working for the city since 2003. Weldon started as the director of accounting services and became city treasurer in 2005.
When he was appointed to CFO in 2009, then-mayor David Miller described Weldon as an “experienced City of Toronto financial manager.”
Mayor Rob Ford has also been complimentary of Weldon’s performance through the last two city budgets.
Before he arrived at the City of Toronto, Weldon spent 20 years at the Regional Municipality of Halton.