Toronto Councillor Calls Out Ford For Threatening 'Assault' In Today's COVID Presser

His comments about the Pfizer CEO are being condemned.
Doug Ford Is Called Out By Toronto Councillor For Threatening 'Assault' In Today's COVID Presser
Staff Writer

Toronto city councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam is criticizing Doug Ford because of comments he made at today's COVID-19 presser regarding Pfizer's CEO.

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Premier Doug Ford’s comments came as he described how unhappy he was that Canada is experiencing a temporary shortage of Pfizer vaccines.

Ford told reporters that if he was in the Prime Minister's shoes he would stay outside the Pfizer CEO's house until he got an answer about the vaccines, and also said that he would "be up that guy's ying yang so far with a firecracker he wouldn't know what hit him."

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Shortly after, Wong-Tam tweeted that the comment was a threat of sexual assault, saying "Premier threatens to sexually assault someone, if he doesn't get what he wants."

A representative from Doug Ford's office told Narcity that they would not "dignify [Wong-Tam's] repugnant and divisive claim with a response."

In an emailed statement to Narcity, a representative from Wong-Tam's office said the councillor stood by her remarks.

"The language he used is threatening to rape someone, and perpetuating the worst kinds of rape culture," the representative said.

In a statement emailed to Narcity, a representative from Pfizer said the company did not wish to provide any comments on Premier Ford’s remarks.

Cormac O'Brien
Staff Writer