Doug Ford finally names white nationalist Faith Goldy in denouncing hate speech - 2018-09-26
After three days of furor over a photo of Doug Ford posing with a white nationalist, the premier took to social media Wednesday to denounce hate speech — saying he won't tolerate it from anyone, including Faith Goldy. "I have been clear. I condemn hate speech, anti-Semitism and racism in all forms — be it from Faith Goldy or anyone else," the premier tweeted at midday regarding the controversial Toronto mayoral candidate, who had posted the picture taken at the Ford Fest barbecue on the weekend.
Robocalls for Goldy's Toronto mayoralty bid surfaced earlier in the day, in which the candidate says she "stands with Doug Ford" — prompting the New Democrats to again demand that the premier distance himself from her. In the recorded call to Toronto households, Goldy says she "wants to crack down on crime and make our streets safe again. I'm a common sense conservative who will put the taxpayer first. "I'm the only candidate who stands with Doug Ford shrinking the size of city council. And I'm against bringing in more illegal migrants to our communities."
On Monday and Tuesday, Ford was asked to directly denounce Goldy after the photo of the two appeared on social media. The premier had pointedly refused, instead saying he denounces hate and has "zero tolerance" for hate speech.