The latest bombshell in the Rob Ford crack scandal dropped on Wednesday afternoon, when Scott MacIntyre, the mayor’s former brother-in-law, served him with a statement of claim in the middle of budget proceedings at city hall. The accusation: the mayor of Toronto orchestrated a jailhouse beating of MacIntyre as a means of keeping him quiet about Ford’s alleged drug use and associations with known criminals. After so many intense scandals, Toronto’s city councillors and commentators seem weary—benumbed by the cascading series of revelations. Here, eight key quotes from notable Torontonians.
“It’s just ongoing, you know? What are you going to do? You just got to focus on saving taxpayers money. And I work out. And I’m going to Vancouver this weekend.”
—Mayor Rob Ford, on American talk radio show The Sports Junkies
“It’s a planned attack meant to shame Ford and it’s another drop in the bucket of baseless allegations.”
—Dennis Morris, Rob Ford’s defence attorney