Doug Ford’s big ambitions for his little brother

Thursday, February 17, 2011
ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY

Since he swept into office, Mayor Rob Ford and his older brother, Councillor Doug Ford, have established a highly centralized administration that holds the reins of power tightly.

Not tightly enough, Doug Ford said in an interview this week.

“I believe in a strong mayor system, like they have in the States. The mayor should have veto power … so he has enough power to stop council,” Mr. Ford said. “The mayor should be the mayor. At the end of the day … the mayor’s responsible for everything.”

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