Sorry, Rob Ford: Coquitlam Mayor addresses Toronto Mayor's jaywalking ticket on Facebook

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, seen here in 2012. - Wikimedia Commons
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, seen here in 2012.
— image credit: Wikimedia Commons

Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart took to Facebook to address Rob Ford's jaywalking ticket, which the Toronto Mayor received on Friday night after leaving the Foggy Dew pub along North Road and Lougheed Highway.

Ford has expressed disbelief at receiving the ticket – left "perplexed" and "speechless" – saying he was surprised police would spend their time dealing with an infraction like that.

But Stewart responded with the following post, saying his city has been striving to crack down on pedestrian deaths:

"As many Coquitlam residents know, our city has been striving to reduce the high number of pedestrian deaths. We've instituted engineering improvements, crosswalk lighting, school zone enhancements, etc. Plus, we've asked Coquitlam RCMP to clamp down a bit on the serious and risky issue of jaywalking. Perhaps visitors from out-of-town might not be aware of that. Sorry, Mayor Ford."

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