Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ford Says No Politician Has Done More for Black People Than He and His Brother

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ford Says No Politician Has Done More for Black People Than He and His Brother

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Ford says he has 'massive support' in black community

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TORONTO - Doug Ford says he's done more for Ontario's black community than any other politician, save his late brother, Toronto's scandal-plagued former mayor Rob Ford.

The Progressive Conservative leader made the comments Thursday when asked why he wouldn't be participating in a debate next week organized by black community leaders ahead of the spring election.

"I have massive support in the black community. I love them, they love me," Doug Ford told reporters. "There's no other politician in this country, no other politician outside of Rob Ford, that has supported the black community more than I have."

All other party leaders have confirmed their participation in the Black Community Provincial Leaders Debate scheduled for April 11. …

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