Hall of Fame adds Rob Ford to board of directors

Elliotte Friedman and Damien Cox discuss the latest news around the hockey world, including Rob Ford’s nomination to the Hockey Hall of Fame board of directors and much more.

TORONTO – The Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum has a new member on its board of directors — former Toronto mayor Rob Ford.

A spokesman says the controversial politician was elected to the board at a member’s meeting last month — but he won’t be on the committee that selects inductees to the Hall of Fame.

Ford says he has a lot of experience in the hockey world and wants to help promote the sport to children.

He says he’d do anything to support the game in Canada.

Ford is currently battling cancer and is due to undergo surgery to remove a tumour next month.

He became known internationally during his term as mayor because of a string of controversies that culminated with his admission that he smoked crack cocaine.

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