Toronto Mayor Rob Ford offers community leader an ice-cold Coke

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, in the wake of Monday’s devastating shooting incident in which two people were killed, today met with community leaders to discuss ways of addressing violence, gang membership, and opportunities in our most vulnerable neighbourhoods. In addition to urging a war on gangs, deporting immigrants or even Canadian citizens convicted of gun-related offences, and enrolling youth in football programs–the only social program that the Mayor believes actually helps people–Ford also took the unusual and unexpected step of offering everyone present a frosty can of Coca-Cola. “This was a tragic event, but it’s time to move on,” said the Mayor, “And in that spirit, I’d like to buy the world a Coke, out of my own pocket, because I don’t believe in government handouts.”

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