Can Rob Ford survive latest allegations?

HAMILTON, May 1, 2014 –McMaster University has a number of experts available to discuss the release of two new recordings that allegedly involve Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.

Communications expert Alex Sévigny is available to talk about the latest allegations and whether or not Ford can survive the political storm.

“The last time that a similar situation came to light, Rob Ford tried to be both apologetic and defend himself aggressively,” says Sévigny.  “It will be interesting to see which reputation management strategy he chooses this time.”

Sévigny is director of the Master of Communications Management program and a veteran political advisor. He can be reached directly at . (*speaks French)

Peter Graefe, an associate professor of political science and experienced commentator, is available to address the issue between noon and 1 p.m. and after 4 p.m. He can be reached at 905-525-9140, ext. 27716 or  (*speaks French)


For more information or to use the campus TV studio, please contact:

Michelle Donovan
Public Relations Manager
McMaster University
905-525-9140 ext. 22869

Wade Hemsworth
Public Relations Manager
McMaster University
905-525-9140, ext. 27988