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Attending To City Business With Doug
Featuring Doug Ford
Businessman, Politician
January 14, 2014
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Doug Ford is the son of late Member of Provincial Parliament Doug Ford Sr. and brother of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Doug and his wife Karla have four beautiful daughters. Doug and the Ford family have been life-long residents of Etobicoke, where they have been highly involved in their community.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Doug has worked to give back to the community that he calls home. He was a member of the Toronto West Rotary Club for over twenty years, serving as Treasurer, Vice President and eventually as President. For his service, Doug was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Award, the highest award bestowed to a Rotarian for outstanding service to the community. The Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” is one that the Ford family seeks to live by.

He is the President of Deco Labels & Tags, which employs 250 people in Toronto, Chicago and New Jersey. Under the leadership of the Ford brothers, Deco is committed to being one of the premier label companies in the printing industry. Working with suppliers and staff, they look to achieve the most cost-effective method to deliver their products to customers on a consistent basis, without sacrificing quality or service.

In 1999 Doug opened Deco’s first U.S. division in Chicago. In the first five years Deco’s Chicago business grew significantly and they moved four times to larger facilities. In 2008 Doug purchased a failing company in N.J. and successfully turned it into one of Deco’s most vibrant locations. He brings his business instincts and desire to serve his community to City Hall as Councillor for Ward 2.

Doug became -an “ethical vegetarian” after working in a meatpacking plant as a teenager.
Upon election to Toronto City Council in 2010 Doug announced that he would donate his $100,000 annual salary to community organizations.
He won the 2010 election with over 71% of votes cast.

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