One love, one heart, let's get together and
feel all right dance to Bob Marley with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
Ford has declared Feb. 6 "Bob Marley Day" in the City of Toronto, issuing a proclamation Thursday in honor of one "Robert (Bob) Nesta Marley," whom he declares "an influential musician, advocate for human rights and international ambassador of peace."
The proclamation seems fitting, considering Ford and members of Toronto's City Council were caught dancing enthusiastically to Marley's "One Love" in December.
We have to say, given the mayor's past transgressions -- which include smoking crack and allegedly ordering a hit on a man in jail -- perhaps a better music selection would have been Marley's "Redemption Song."
Read the full text of the proclamation, below:
WHEREAS each year on February 6, we honour the legacy of Robert (Bob) Nesta Marley, an influential musician, advocate for human rights and international ambassador of peace.
His early career began with friends, the legendary Wailers, "Bob Marley and the Wailers." His music captivated people of all cultures, broke music barriers and helped introduce reggae music to the world.
Bob Marley became one of the greatest ambassadors of peace the world has seen. He used music to tear down the walls of apartheid and promoted African unity, culture and world peace both at home and internationally, with songs like One Love and Africa Unite. Today, his music continues to be loved by many and is instantly recognized around the world.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor Rob Ford, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim February 6, 2014 as "Bob Marley Day" in the City of Toronto.
The proclamation overlaps with Bob Marley's birthday, which is also Feb. 6.
Watch Ford's colorful dance to Marley in the video above.