Rob Ford hires sobriety coach after rehab
Bob Marier is recovering addict assigned to keep the mayor sober
Rob Ford's messages are the same. His evasion tactics are the same.
Bob Marier is a Montrealer who's appeared virtually everywhere with Ford since his return. Marier is recovering from alcohol and cocaine addictions, and coaches others struggling with addiction to stay sober.
"I can confirm that a sobriety coach is assisting the mayor as part of his ongoing commitment to his treatment, recovery and living healthy," said Ford spokesman Amin Massoudi.
Ford's post-rehab team is also trying to rehab the mayor's image.
Joining Ford's side as well is Jeff Silverstein as head of communications for the re-election campaign.
Silverstein is a former journalist who now heads his own public relations firm and is also the Canadian representative for RepRisk, a company that helps major banks do damage control.