It is FOR THIS reason, that I will vote George Smitherman and not take a chance on 3rd place with Joe, god love him. Sorry Joe, it’s a matter of principle now…I will NOT standby as this man is reduced to such deplorable, vicious attacks, incited only based on Sexual Orientation which is prohibited in Canada, Rob Ford…Read the Charter Lately…Or EVER?
This is Ford Campaign Generated HATE, pure and simply and I urge ALL Torontonian’s to vote for George, whilst he has his fault’s, I’d rather his record, than Rob Ford’s Criminal Background and whole and unfiltered H8 to everyone including Gays!
PLEASE FIND BELOW A STATEMENT FROM GEORGE SMITHERMAN CONCERNING BLATANTLY HOMOPHOBIC ADVERTISING THIS WEEKEND:
24 OCTOBER 2010
“Yesterday my campaign learned of a blatantly homophobic radio ad being aired on the Canadian Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (CTBC) radio station, which states: “Take Rob Ford for example. His wife is a woman.” The ad urges voters to vote for Rob Ford. My campaign recorded the ad and had it translated — the full transcript is below.
This morning, we learned of colour posters that were affixed to George Smitherman campaign signs, those of council candidates supporting George and on signposts along the Danforth and across Beaches-East York that have targeted my sexual orientation. A picture of the signs can be found here: http://plixi.com/p/52648247
These types of campaign tactics are hateful and hurtful and have no place in Toronto. Councillor Ford should be outraged that his name is openly associated with the homophobic radio ads promoting his candidacy and I’m calling on him today to immediately denounce these ads and categorically deny that his campaign had any prior knowledge of, or involvement with them. That he has not yet done so is inexcusable.
I will remain focused on offering a Toronto that finds strength in our diversity and builds for the future, not divides.”