Rob Ford declares Bob Marley Day, takes day off

Mayor Rob Ford and council members dance to a band during the afternoon session of Toronto city...

Mayor Rob Ford and council members dance to a band during the afternoon session of Toronto city council on Dec. 17, 2013. (Michael Peake/QMI Agency)

Don Peat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:10 PM ET

TORONTO — Thursday was Bob Marley Day in Toronto — and Mayor Rob Ford’s day off.

Toronto has declared Bob Marley Day on the singer’s birthday for years, but Ford’s proclamation garnered way more attention than usual on social media.

Ford’s love of Marley isn’t a City Hall secret.

Video of Ford dancing to reggae at a December city council meeting went viral in the wake of his now infamous admission to smoking crack cocaine in a “drunken stupor.”


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