Doug Ford distances campaign from racist and homophobic remarks lobbed at Olivia Chow and Kristyn Wong-Tam - 2014-09-24
Mayoral candidate Doug Ford denounced on Wednesday instances of racist and homophobic comments by his supporters, saying that he doesn't want people using that kind of language on his campaign.
One episode involved political rival Olivia Chow, and a man who screamed at her to "go home… back to China" and that "she's Chinese! She's not Canadian!" during Tuesday's raucous debate in Weston. That same day, Kristyn Wong-Tam, council's only openly gay member, tweeted the photo of a letter sent to her by someone who identified as a Ford Nation supporter. The letter was entitled "let's kick the fa–ots out of city hall" and told Ms. Wong-Tam that "I hope you get AIDS and die in public office."
During a press conference at his campaign headquarters in Etobicoke, Mr. Ford condemned both episodes.