Is Toronto City Councillor Doug Ford so contemptible as to verbally attack children residing at a treatment centre for children with autism?
"Contemptible." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 18 May 2014.
The Toronto Star reports that Doug Ford, yup, Toronto Councillor Doug Ford, brother of the allegedly rehab dwelling Mayor Rob Ford, thinks that a treatment home for kids with autism ruined the community. Doug Ford, constantly defending and enabling his brother, the Toronto mayor filmed with crack pipes in his hand, mouthing obscenities, hanging out with alleged gangsters and knocking over a female member of Toronto City Council, thinks a treatment home for kids with autism ruined his community.
"The director of an Etobicoke home for teens with autism says she is disappointed that Councillor Doug Ford thinks the treatment program has “ruined the community.”
Speaking last week at a meeting between residents and staff from the Griffin Centre, Ford backed neighbours who are concerned about mental health treatment at a home in their midst, according to a report in the Etobicoke Guardian. “My heart goes out to kids with autism. But no one told me they’d be leaving the house,” Ford was quoted as saying. “If it comes down to it, I’ll buy the house myself and resell it.” Ford did not respond to requests for comment from the Star on Saturday."
Anyone following the Ford Brothers Comedy Hour knows that denials inevitably follow reports of disgusting, contemptible behaviour. In all likelihood Doug Ford will do so and attack the Toronto Star in the process.
I am not a fan of the Ford Brothers but I do actually hope that the Toronto Star is wrong this time.
I hope that a city councillor of Canada's largest city is not so contemptible as to mouth such a disgusting verbal attack against autistic children.