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Rob Ford profane audio recording: transcript

An audio recording was revealed on Wednesday night when the Toronto Sun published profanity-laden, lewd audio of Ford ranting. The audio was recorded on Monday night in an Etobicoke bar, the newspaper claims. Read the transcript below and listen to the full audio.

ROB FORD: [They] put this f*****g flag up, ahead of our Canadian flag. I said, no. [That’s-what-I’m-trying-to-say]. That’s b******t. B******t. They went to Queen’s Park. They said, “no way.” Tim Hudak comes out and says, “Yeah, I agree with all the gays.” That’s it. I lost my Conservative value on the …

MALE VOICE: You went to Queen’s Park with him. You’re the mayor. You actually went to Queen’s Park with him.

FORD: No, they went—the, the gay organization went to Queen’s Park and they’re on the stands with him. So at Queen’s Park you have to have every member to vote for them.

No, no, no, and Tim says, “You know what? That’s right.” I think it’s kind of—right there, he lost my vote. I don’t know what the f***. I can’t vote Liberal, because I don’t like what Wynne’s doing. Not because she’s gay; I just don’t like the corruption. NDP, I’m just not left wing. I am like Tim Hudak but I can’t—I won’t put a sign up on his lawn, I won’t give him any money, I might have to vote Green, I don’t know what the f*** I’m gonna vote right now. I’ve gotta vote something.

MALE VOICE: See, that’s incredible.

FORD: But I am absolutely going to vote. I’m probably going to vote Green ’cause the Green guy didn’t say a f****** word.

MALE VOICE: But you’re a business guy. You have business; you have a successful business. How could you vote for anything but [Progressive Conservative]?

MALE VOICE #2: [incoherent]

FORD: No, no, I don’t mind. Listen, I don’t mind … As long as they vote, I’d rather them vote against me than not vote at all. I’d rather lose to Olivia Chow than lose to anyone, man, because you know what? [The city’s] going to get f****d so bad, they’re going to say, “Thank you.” Nah, I’m not coming back. Once I’m done, I’m done. I’m going to California.

MALE VOICE #2: How about Karen Stintz?

FORD: I’d like to f****** jam her but she don’t want it. I can’t talk like this anymore. [Responding to a female voice] I’m so sorry; I forgot there was a woman in the house.


FORD: Guys think I’m carrying an [incoherent]. There’s no envelope; there’s no secret service. I’m him. I’m him. I don’t, there’s no secret service; I’m him. He just thinks he’s secret service … I’m not a normal mayor. You know what? I am not the normal mayor. I’m not the normal mayor.

MALE VOICE: How do you f*** your wife?

FORD: I’d f*** her wife. I’d f***—what the f***? … Now, I won’t go that far … That’s when we start talking my language.

FEMALE VOICE: Oh Nick, stop. I don’t like where this conversation is …

FORD: We’re talking politics.

MALE VOICE: When was the last time you smoked a joint?

FORD: It doesn’t matter. These guys want me f****** covered. But I said, “Nobody is going to cover me.” I’ve got everything under control.


FORD: Is that your, is that your wife?


FORD: Get her a shot right now or I’ll f****** break your legs.”

MALE VOICE: It’s not a competition.


FORD: I don’t mind talking politics. F*** bro; I f****** pound this every day.

MALE VOICE: It’s nine o’clock at night. I tell you about my job it’ll last for f****** two hours.

FORD: [I heard a] dumb f****** wop over there. Sorry. Is that racist? Sorry. If you don’t get a shot in two seconds I’ll knock your f****** teeth out. No, no, I don’t want that f****** dago down there to start.

FEMALE VOICE: Everyone is allowed their down time.

MALE VOICE: That’s what I’m saying. It’s after nine; it’s over.

FEMALE VOICE: What do you want?

FORD: I want to give him two shots … ‘cause those two dagos are drinking together.

MALE VOICE: Did you just call me a dago?


FORD: I’m f****** sick of politics, dude. Look at my record. I’m gonna win. We’re gonna win.


FORD: You’ve got two choices. You have Olivia Chow [incoherent]. You vote for Tory you’re voting for Chow.

MALE VOICE: You’re splitting the vote!