Bob Marley Day Announced in Toronto by Mayor Rob Ford [VIDEO]
As absurd as Rob Ford has been these past few months, he's still the mayor of Toronto by law. But it's questionable if it's within his power to decide to declare a holiday on the very same day. Ford decreed that today (Feb. 6) is Bob Marley Day in Toronto to commemorate the reggae legend's birthday.
The mayor has lost a lot of credibility because of his recent actions, which include admitting to using cocaine during one of his "drunken stupors" and randomly deciding to emulate Jamaican patois, but it at least looks like this declaration comes from a good place. The mayor wrote a proclamation for Bob Marley Day.
"WHEREAS each year on February 6, we honour the legacy of Robert (Bob) Nesta Marley, an influential musician, advocate for human rights and international ambassador of peace," it reads. The document also notes Marley's contributions to music and society.
"Bob Marley became one of the greatest ambassadors of peace the world has seen," the proclamation says. "He used music to tear down the walls of apartheid and promoted African unity, culture and world peace both at home and internationally, with songs like One Love and Africa Unite. Today, his music continues to be loved by many and is instantly recognized around the world."
The announcement comes with the above video of Ford dancing along to Marley's 'One Love' during a recent council meeting. Don't stop being you, Mayor Ford.