Economic Club Luncheon with Mayor Rob Ford
by Bill Kwan
event date: Jan 23 2014
The Economic Club Luncheon was held up for over an hour by the late arrival of the guest of honor – Mayor Rob Ford. When he did arrive he was greeted with a frenzy of Media reporters wanting to know why he was late. His press secretary said it was a glitch in the hotel elevator that made him late. Ford escaped the media through a back entrance to greet the crowd at the Hilton.
His speech went through his accomplishments as the mayor and he addressed the audience about topics such as rapid transit, the upcoming election and the future of Toronto. After 30 minutes up on the podium, Mayor Ford had a “meet and greet’ with the remaining audience before he departed.