They call themselves the Canadian Kennedys. And they’re one of the most famous political dynasties to ever exist in this country. But the rise of the Ford family has been marred by violence and self-destruction at almost every turn. The story of the Fords is tragic — for them, for everyone who falls into their orbit, and for the people of Toronto.
Featured in this episode: Jonathan Goldsbie (Canadaland).
CORRECTION [Nov. 18, 2019]: We state in this episode that Rob Ford died in 2014. He died in March of 2016. We regret the error.
To learn more:
Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story by Robyn Doolittle
The Only Average Guy: Inside the Uncommon World of Rob Ford by John Filion
“The Rob Ford Story” by CBC’s The Fifth Estate
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