Two Top Aides Resign From Rob Ford’s Office

Two top aides departed from the office of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on Monday, the Globe and Mail reported.

The departures come after the Globe and Mail reported that a senior staffer to Ford shared a tip with police about a possible connection between a video allegedly showing the mayor smoking crack and a recent homicide in the city.

“Everything’s fine. I have no idea what the police are investigating,” Ford said in response to that report.

Ford’s press secretary George Christopoulos and his assistant, Isaac Ransom, both resigned Monday, sources in the mayor’s office confirmed to the Globe and Mail. 

To catch up on the manifold saga around Rob Ford, see this prior post, or peruse this handy chart.



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