The Rob Ford crack scandal goes international as news outlets around the world pick up on the story and Ford ends up on a late-night talk show.
In episode 6, host and producer Jordan Heath Rawlings focuses on the impact Ford’s scandal had on the reputation of Toronto internationally and speaks to CityNews journalist Cynthia Mulligan about the chaos at city hall in the aftermath.
You can listen to episode 6, Punchline, below:
Watch some of the moments captured by CityNews cameras highlighted in Episode 6:
You can find more details on some of the events referenced in the podcast in the stories below, originally published during Ford’s time as mayor:
Nov. 7, 2013: Ford’s support unshaken throughout crack scandal
Nov. 14, 2013: Councillors condemn Mayor Ford’s vulgar language, behaviour
Nov. 14, 2013: Key quotes from Mayor Ford, reaction
Nov. 15, 2013: Late-night comics mock Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
Nov. 18, 2013: Council makes Ford lame-duck mayor, stripping more powers
Nov. 28, 2013: Mayor Ford is Maclean’s Newsmaker of the Year
March 4, 2014: Rob Ford gets roasting from Jimmy Kimmel