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Who are Ford's backers?

More details on who has funded Rob Ford

by Toronto Media Co-op

Who are Ford's backers?

On December 1st, Rob Ford became our Mayor. The Following post aims to shed light on who backed his efforts to become Mayor by donating to his campaign.

 
In October we published a short list of eight people who matched the names of Ford's backers, however in order to increase our analysis of who might have funded his campaign we crowd sourced the research. Thanks to the many people who helped us we are now presenting a much larger list. 
 
 
The work of preparing the list to be crowd sourced was done by Robert MacDermid and Paul Farrelly of VoteToronto.ca. To find their analysis of Ford's donations click here.  contents.
 
We were able to match almost half the donors who gave over $1000 to the names of people in the GTA who may have been the donors. Many of the names matched to powerful people in Toronto's development industry, however none of the name matches will confirm that these were the donors until the addresses that go with them are released in April 2011. The list below merely gives a suggestion of who the donors who backed Ford's campaign might be . 
 
 
Please read through this list and respond with your question and views on this material in the comments section: 
 
 
 

Name: Peter Mitchell

Amount: $2,550.00 (although this figure is over the legal limit by $50, it was likely due to a donation of $2,500 by one Peter Mithchell and another donation of $50 by someone with the same name)

Name matches to: Executive Vice President of Montez Corporation (industry: Realestate, Revenue: $10 mil. - $25 mil., Employees: 50 - 100 )

 

Name: Alain Sutton

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Toronto Congress Centre

 

Name: Angelo Delzotto

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Tridel Group of Companies (Revenue: $50 mil. - $100 mil. Employees: 100 – 250 Industry: Real Estate)

 

Name: Daniel Pitoscia

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: Director, Co-Founder of Strategic Media

 

Name: David Ferracuti

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: Sales Manager, Ambient Mechanical Ltd

 

Name: Deborah Morrison

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: President and Chief Executive Officer, History Society

 

Name: Edward Gibbs

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: President and Chief Executive Officer, Gib-San Pools Ltd

 

Name: Edward Winter

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: President and Chief Executive Officer at Urban Mechanical Contracting Ltd (Revenue: $25 mil. - $50 mil. Employees: 50 - 100 )

 

Name: Erik V. Innis

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: Board Secretary and Division Manager of Crop Nutrition of SAPEC S.A.(Industry: industrial holding company; Employees: 693; Market Capital of $68.30 Million)

 

Name: Gordon Metcalfe

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: Owner of Midas Auto Service in Bolton, Ontario 

 

Name: Harry Rosenbaum

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: Co-founder of Great Gulf Homes Ltd. (Industry: Homebuilding; Revenue: 5-10 mil.; Employees: 20-50)

 

Name: Ian Delaney

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sherritt International Corporation (Industry: Mining & Metals; Products&Services: oil, nickel, thermal coal, energy, metals; Revenue: $1-5bil.; Employees: 1,000 - 5,000)

 

Name: Ian Pianosi

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: Owner at Pianosi Development Corp

 

Name: James D. Mantella

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: real estate agent

 

Name: Lou Rocca

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: President at L & R Acoustics & Drywall

 

Name: N. Blackstein

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: Lead Portfolio Manager of Dynamic Power Funds, expertise in US and Global Stocks

 

Name: Norman Reisman

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: founder of Great Gulf Group of Companies (Industry: Real Estate; Revenue: $10-25 mil.; Employees: 50-100) 

 

Name: Paul Poce

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: Founder, Head Coach, Executive Director and Club Administrator of Toronto Olympic Club (Revenue: $10mil-$25mil; Employees: 50-100) 

 

Name: Reza Khadem-Sameni

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: Sales Representative at HomeLife/Bayview Realty Inc. located in Thornhill (Industry: Real Estate; Revenue: $10-25mil.; Employees: 250-500) 

 

Name: Roman Zhardanovsky

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: President of Romalex Holdings Limited

 

Name: Sam Zuk

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: Partner of Soberman LLP, a Public Accounting Firm, (Industry:  Information Collection & Delivery, Search Engines & Internet Portals, Media & Internet; Revenue:  $5 mil. - $10 mil.; Employees: 50 - 100) and Board of Trustees Member and Chair of the Finance & Operations Committee at the Ontario Science Centre

 

Name: Thomas Stanley

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: Member of Canadian Association of Rehabilitation Professionals

 

Name: Vern Gazzola

Amount: $2,500.00

Name matches to: vice President of Gazzola Paving Limited (evenue: $10 mil. - $25 mil. 

Employees: 50 - 100 )

 

Name: Mr. Ross MacKinnon

Amount: $2,000.00

Name matches to: Chair of Nominating Committee of Auditing and Assurance Standards Oversight Council (Revenue: $10 mil. - $25 mil. Employees: 50 - 100)

 

Name: Ronan McGrath

Amount: $2,000.00

Name matches to: Principal at McGrath Co

 

Name: Stanley Collini

Amount: $2,000.00

Name matches to: Owner of Roto-Rooter Plumbing and Drain Service in Toronto (Industry: Plumbing and Drain Cleaning Services; Employees: 45+)

 

Name: Jaswant Dass

Amount: $1,750.00

Name matches to: CEO at Dass Group (Industry: Construction)

 

Name: Mark Gazzola

Amount: $1,750.00

Name matches to: President of Gazzola Paving Limited (Revenue: $10 mil. - $25 mil. Employees: 50 - 100)

 

Name: Aydin Cocelli

Amount: $1,500.00

Name matches to: Former 2008 federal election candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada in riding York-South Weston 

 

Name: Joseph Genova

Amount: $1,500.00

Name matches to:  Owner, Novascape Contractors Limited (Industry: Construction)

 

Name: Mark Ashcroft

Amount: $1,500.00

Name matches to: Executive Vice President, Corporate Development at Canada Lithium Corp (TSX.V:BLK) (industry:mining)

 

Name: Michael D Erdman

Amount: $1,500.00

Name matches to: Senior Vice President of Longwoods Internation (Revenue: $10 mil. - $25 mil. 

Employees: 50 - 100 

Industry:  Advertising & Marketing, Business Services)

 

Name: Mike Kudrac

Amount: $1,500.00

Name matches to: President at Cape Property Management Ltd.(industry:real estate)

 

Name: Peter Collini Jr.

Amount: $1,250.00

Name matches to: President of Co-X-Co Construction Ltd. (Revenue: $5-10mil; Employees: 20-50)

 

Name: Lou Scheuermann

Amount: $1,200.00

Name matches to: President at Safety Media Inc. (Industry: Public Safety)

 

Name: Stilianos Mourtos

Amount: $1,200.00

Name matches to: President & Board Member of Toronto Disposal Services Limited (Industry: Waste Disposal Plant Construction; Revenue: $789,920; Employees: approx: 4)

 

Name: Frank Colatosti

Amount: $1,160.00

Name matches to: CEO at Remax West Realty Inc

 

Name: Peter Lukas

Amount: $1,160.00

Name matches to: President of Showline Studios (Industry: Film & Television; Revenue: $10-25mil; Employees: 50-100)

 

Name: Frederick Smith

Amount: $1,000.00

Name matches to: Vice President Trade Supervision and Administration of BMO Capital Markets Corp

 


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Do you happen to have a list

Do you happen to have a list of George Smitherman's backers ?

I thought so.

Sanwin, The TMC has already

Sanwin,

The TMC has already outlined the lack of Smitherman's donation information in this article:

http://toronto.mediacoop.ca/story/donations-ford-and-pantalone-explored/...

Pantalone was examined in addition to Ford.

In any case, since Smithman was not elected mayor his backers, I would imagine, are probably of less interest to readers.  Ford's backers may very well have a direct influence on his policy decisions as mayor and as such should be closely examined.

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