A week ago, the sitting Toronto city councillor and former mayor succumbed to the cancer he had been suffering from for a year and a half. He was 46.
Years from now, the years 2010 to 2014 will be known as the “Rob Ford era,” something that like the former mayor, has passed.
No one can possibly argue Ford was not a true fiscal conservative. Not only did he understand but was concerned with the fact governments do not have money. The money they have comes from what they can confiscate from people. And while “tax the rich” is trendy these days, it is the ordinary resident of Toronto who is hit the hardest. Without Ford, conservatism is dead in Toronto as it is in Ontario, Canada and even the United States.