Premier Doug Ford Still Won't Disavow White Nationalist Faith Goldy - 2018-09-25
The photo of Doug Ford, the premier of Canada's largest province, and Faith Goldy, Canada's most well-known white nationalist who is now running for mayor of Toronto, was taken at Ford Fest this weekend. The photo, unsurprisingly, immediately brought about criticism of Ford. And Ford made sure the flames of this particular controversy stayed lit when, yesterday, he refused to denounce the candidate when called upon by the opposition.
"She is a very, very dangerous person in our society," former Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne told the Toronto Star following Ford's initial reaction. "Her ideas, her actions are dangerous. I was surprised he didn't just stand up and say: 'I want nothing to do with this person.'"
At the onset of the photo controversy, Ford initially tried to explain it away by saying he took a lot of photos with a lot of people. But the idea that Ford wouldn't know who Goldy is doesn't seem to hold water as she's been one of the most disruptive stories in a mayoral race in the biggest city in Ontario. Furthermore, in the past Ford has been advertised as a speaker alongside Goldy at a Rebel Live event.