This is Rob Ford.
He is (somehow) the mayor of Toronto.
His pastimes include being kicked out of military balls for drunkenness, getting busted with weed while vacationing in Florida, and leading a very un-Canadian crusade against cyclists, poor people and politeness.
There is now a video of Ford — or someone who looks exactly like him — smoking crack cocaine, which 1) explains a lot about the mayor’s other behavior and 2) is way healthier than many Canadians’ poutine habit.
Photo by Andrew Francis Wallace/Toronto Star/Getty Images
It’s coming, says Regal Tent Productions, a company based near Toronto that’s been hired to put up the two-story [entertainment] structure somewhere outside the [GOP] convention hall.
The company expects to bring its own team to Tampa and might hire local labor for an installation that could take up to 10 days.
The Republican National Convention hired a Canadian company to build its big temporary entertainment venue in Tampa.
Will the Democrats also outsource construction work to our friendly (we hope) neighbors to the north, who have apparently infiltrated the highest reaches of our political system?