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Who is funding Ford?

Executives and presidents of corporations among top donors

by Tim Groves

Who is funding Ford?

The Toronto Media Co-op has conducted an initial investigation into some of the names appearing on Rob Ford's campaign contributions list. The donor list was released last week. It included thousands of names, but the initial research focuses upon the donors who donated the maximum amount, of $2,500. The names on the list matched those of the people listed below. Other names may be added as the investigation continues*.

 


Vern Gazzola 
Donation: $2,500
Vice President, Gazzola Paving Limited 
Company profile:
Revenue: $10 mil. - $25 mil. 
Employees: 50 - 100
 
 
Edward Gibbs 
Donation: $2,500
President and Chief Executive Officer, Gib-San Pools Ltd, 
Company profile:
Revenue: $5 mil. - $10 mil. 
Employees: 50 - 100 
Industry:  Commercial & Residential Construction, Construction
 
 
Angelo Delzotto 
Donation: $2,500
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Tridel Group of Companies
Company profile:
Revenue: $50 mil. - $100 mil. 
Employees: 100 - 250 
Industry:  Real Estate
Products and Services:  condominium, communities
 
 
Norman Reisman
Donation: $2,500  
Co-founder, Great Gulf Group of Companies 
Company profile:
Revenue: $10 mil. - $25 mil. 
Employees: 50 - 100 
Industry:  Real Estate
 
 
Harry Rosenbaum 
Donation: $2,500
Co-founder, Great Gulf Group of Companies, 
Company profile:
Revenue: $10 mil. - $25 mil. 
Employees: 50 - 100 
Industry:  Real Estate
 
 
Ian Delaney 
Donation: $2,500
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sherritt International Corporation 
Company profile:
Revenue: $1 bil. - $5 bil. 
Employees: 1,000 - 5,000 
Industry:  Mining, Metals & Mining
Products and Services:  oil, nickel, thermal coal...
 
 
Mario Romano 
Donation: $2,500
President, Castlepoint Development Corp.
Company profile: 

Industry:  Real Estate

 
 
Sam Zuk 
Donation: $2,500
Partner, Soberman LLP,
Company profile: 
Industry:  Accounting & Accounting Services, Business Services
 
 
 
 
 
*Note: The data in Ford's campaign donations were in a a file format that could not be imported into a database for analysis; it was therefore run through an Optical Character Recognition program. This left the text in a state that required an enormous amount of data cleaning. It was not possible to analyze all the data before the election.
 
 

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