MPP Apologizes For Calling Doug Ford 'A Piece Of S**t' - 2020-06-24
TORONTO — An NDP MPP has apologized for calling Ontario Premier Doug Ford a "piece of s**t" during question period Wednesday. "I used unparliamentary language in the House," Essex MPP Taras Natyshak said at a press conference. "I want to take the opportunity to apologize to the premier and my colleagues in the House." He said he tries to hold himself to a high standard but his "fears" about COVID-19 outbreaks and the economic impacts of the pandemic on his community got the better of him. Watch: Premier Ford and MPP Natyshak have a history of heated exchanges.
Ford said he was unperturbed by the insult. "You know something, it's water off a duck's back. I've never heard anyone swear in over 200 times I've been in the House. You just don't do that," he told reporters at his daily press conference. "But, it happens. I forgive the guy." Natyshak made the comment during a special physically distanced sitting of the legislature.
If you missed it, Here's what happened inside the Ontario Legislature: