A day declared Bob Marley Day in Toronto, Canada
Published: Saturday, February 8, 2014
Updated: Saturday, February 8, 2014 23:02
Another score for Black History month, courtesy of Mayor Rob Ford of Toronto, Canada. Feburary 6th is now declared Bob Marley day in honor of the late singer’s birthday.
Despite is past habits, Ford's official declaration had a surprisingly reasonable:
“We honor the legacy of Robert (Bob) Nesta Marley, and influential musician, advocate for human rights and international ambassador of peace.”
Bob Marley would have been 69 on February 6th. He died at age 36.
Rob Ford is no stranger to the hobbies of Bob Marley. Marley was a well-known unity oriented marijuana lover; Ford does not exactly oppose recreational drugs. Ford has openly admitted to smoking a little “crack”.
“Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine,” he said to CBS News Toronto back in November. “Am I an addict? No.”
According to the LA Times Ford’s love of Marley is similar to former mayor of Toronto, Art Eggleton. Eggleton was big on spreading peace and unity, just like Marley.
Despite Ford’s fondness of crack and who knows what else, he has refused to step down from office and start enforcing rules. Rules like making Februrary 6th a day for Bob Marley.
Without further ado, Mayor Rob Ford and his jig: