Rick’s website has been more or less down ever since the election last year.
All it usually had was contact info (sometimes with bogus telephone numbers!) so that constituents can leave messages that are unlikely to ever be returned.
For the longest time the entire website for College ward was a long-winded and convoluted justification for renaming the strip as Lloyd Francis Boulevard.
The councillor’s popularity in Bells Corners has plummeted ever since the Save Robertson group and Earl McRae pointed out that Emperor Rick has no clothes – how can anything he says be believed after he was caught inventing Don Robertson?
To try to make people forget about his misdeeds Rick is going on the attack, promising to flood the ward with taxpayer-funded glossy “newsletters” extolling his virtues.
He has also revamped his website, turning it into a paean to the wannabe world’s longest-serving career politician.
One example – his favourite trick is to imply that all good things that happen in the ward are somehow due to his wheeling and dealing, even DND moving to the west end! If you can believe his website, IKEA was on the verge of moving out of College ward, but after “many discussions” (he implies that he had a hand in arranging them) they saw the light and revised their plan. What a whopper!
There is as much truth in this as there is in Rick’s claim that he deserves the credit for the Vox going down, or for Tim Hortons and Rexall building new double-double drive-thrus.