By Kevin Donovan Chief Investigative Reporter Thu., Sept. 6, 2018 More than three months after being accused of breach of trust and poor business acumen in a $16.5 million lawsuit, Premier Doug Ford has yet to respond with a defence. The legal attacks against Ford came from his late brother Rob’s widow Renata, who filed a statement of claim against Doug, his brother Randy and Ford company Deco Labels on June 1, just days before the election that elevated Doug to power. Renata has alleged in her statement of claim that Doug, as one of the trustees of her late husband’s estate, committed a “breach of trust” by selling without her knowledge or approval Rob’s share of one arm of the family business to Randy for $1. She has also alleged that Doug and Randy are such poor executives — she claims “neither Doug Ford nor Randy Ford have the education and business ability” to run the company — that the firm’s … [Read more...] about Doug Ford has yet to respond to breach of trust allegations made by Rob Ford’s widow
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By Edward Keenan Star Columnist Wed., Aug. 1, 2018 Mark Towhey once told Maclean’s magazine an anecdote about how his former boss, the late Toronto mayor Rob Ford, approached the job: “He’d been working as the mayor’s chief for several months,” the 2013 magazine story said, “and was frustrated by his inability to divert Ford’s attention from the dozens of phone messages that pour into the mayor’s office each day. ‘All he wants to know is whether a phone call got returned,’ recalls Towhey, ‘and I’m saying, “Rob, we’ve got more important things.”’ But Towhey had hardly finished his sentence when Ford blew his stack. ‘This is a woman who has no water in her house!’ he shouted. ‘There’s nothing more important! Nothing!’” It’s a lesson, it seems to me, his big brother, Premier Doug Ford, seems to have forgotten in 2018. … [Read more...] about What would Rob Ford have made of this?
By Kevin Donovan Chief Investigative Reporter Tues., June 5, 2018 The late mayor Rob Ford’s estate is valued at $1.1 million, according to documents filed in Toronto estates court in the last few months. And, shedding further light on a claim by Ford’s widow, Renata, in an explosive lawsuit, her late husband’s estate documents show no indication there has been a detailed accounting of the late mayor’s financial affairs, or any payout to his beneficiaries, two years after his death. That is one of Renata Ford’s main allegations against Doug Ford, her former brother-in-law. She has stated in court filings, which form part of a $16.5-million claim against various parties, that Doug is in “breach of trust” because he has not fulfilled what she says are his obligations as executor of the estate. The listed beneficiaries on Ford’s will, which is now filed in a Toronto court, include Renata and the couple’s two … [Read more...] about Rob Ford estate file shows $1.1 million in assets — and no indication of any payout to widow and children
By Kevin Donovan Chief Investigative Reporter Mon., June 4, 2018 The widow and children of Toronto mayor Rob Ford have sued Doug Ford alleging he has deprived them of millions of dollars, including shares in the family business and a life insurance policy left behind to support his family. In a $16.5-million lawsuit, filed Friday in Superior Court, Renata Ford also alleges that Doug Ford is a “negligent” business manager whose decisions have led to a steady decrease in the value of the Ford company, Deco Labels. Despite setting his sight on a political career, Doug has continued to receive “extravagant compensation,” even though Deco is losing money, Renata claims in her court filings. Doug Ford has “knowingly and deliberately put (Renata and her two children) in a highly stressful and unfair financial position during their period of grief after Rob Ford’s death, and continued to do so for more than two years after Rob … [Read more...] about Rob Ford’s widow sues Doug Ford, alleging he has deprived her and her children of millions
One of the most polarizing figures in Ontario politics is officially launching his bid for the leadership of the provincial Tories on Saturday, with an expected attack on both the party he hopes to lead and the one he wants to topple.Doug Ford, brother of late Toronto mayor Rob Ford, will hold a rally to kick off his effort to helm a party reeling from allegations that have left it without a leader just months before a provincial election.Accusations of sexual misconduct prompted the resignation of Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown last month, forcing a contest to determine who will carry the Tory banner against Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne. Read more: Opinion | Martin Regg Cohn: PC leadership race will be decided on who has fullest dance card … [Read more...] about Doug Ford to kick off Ontario PC leadership campaign with Toronto rally