The mayor is infamous for smoking crack and not apologizing for it, continuously and recently being caught on video high on drugs and/or in a drunken stupor making nonsensical and racist statements. The mayor said he instead wanted a Canadian flag raised but it appears he will not get his way, after a meeting with the city council.
“This is about the Olympics, this is about being patriotic to your country,” he said. “This is not about somebody’s sexual preference.”
When told the gesture was meant to protest anti-gay laws and the treatment of the LGBT community in Russia. Ford replied:
"Let Russia do what they want. We're Canadians here.''
— jennifer keesmaat (@jen_keesmaat) February 7, 2014
The Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale tweeted that deputy mayor Norm Kelly was at the flag-raising ceremony.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford demands removal of Gay Pride flag from City Hall **Says he planned to install his crack cocaine concession there. — Urbane_Gorilla (@Urbane_Gorilla) February 9, 2014