Clockwise, from top left: Frances Nunziata re-enacts last year's popular waving hand move. Cesar Palacio tolerates his surroundings as our mayor, who admits to saying sexist, racist and homophobic things while being intoxicated, raises the roof. John Parker raises a single, sassy finger, as Gloria Lindsay Luby gets an early start on retirement. Photo by Zach Ruiter
At what was likely the final council meeting before the Oct. 27 municipal election, Rob Ford thanked Norm Kelly for leading council when things got, well, a little rocky last November.
"I know I embarrassed council and I want to thank, sincerely, the deputy mayor for taking the reins," Ford said.
Councillors Gloria Lindsay Luby and Peter Leon announced they were retiring, and Rob's brother Doug hinted at taking a run at provincial politics. And then, because we live in Toronto, council embarrassed council again with a set of joyless dance moves to another performance by local reggae artist Jay Douglas:
Video by Zach Ruiter
And sure, there are still two months before the election. But this is - hopefully - the last time we'll see Rob Ford dance in council chambers.
Because we're still trying to forget the first time:
And the resulting memes:
And since we shouldn't just pick on Rob Ford, here, the rest of the mayoral candidates at the Salsa on St. Clair's dance competition last month: