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Andreas Korfmann

Mayor Ford: The better man

The mayoral dissidents are at it again here in Toronto, except this time the CBC is involved. Last week, the CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes decided to send show alumnus Mary Walsh, dressed as ‘Marg the Warrior Princess,’  to ambush the mayor in his residence driveway and interview him. Appalled by the actions of Mr Walsh, the mayor retreated into his home and called 911. This resulted in a wave of criticisms towards the mayor, mainly because he used obscenities when conversing with the dispatcher. However, while what he said remains a mystery, and to be honest it should remain so, Mayor Ford did not do anything wrong.Even as reported by the CBC, “It was dark, Ford told reporters Monday evening, and two people who didn't identify themselves came running out of a car parked outside his home in Etobicoke and stopped him from getting into his car. "There was a lady dressed up and she was screaming my name: 'We got you Rob Ford, we got you,'" Ford said, adding that his six-year-old daughter was frightened and went back into the home.”I’m no property lawyer, but I do know that a person’s home is his castle. We have trespassing laws that protect taxpayers (mayor or not) from unwanted intrusion of government organizations to their own property. The fact that the CBC and residents of the city’s downtown core do not agree with the Mayor’s politics is absolutely no reason to do what the CBC has done. They can reach him at city hall, or write a satirical piece on him if they really want to go the humorous route, but his home is off limits.The CBC is lucky that Mayor Ford did not press charges for trespassing or defamation. Since the incident, the mayor has been harshly criticized… Read More