Doug Ford defends handing out cash

Toronto city councillor Doug Ford at the Budget Committee meeting at Toronto City Hall, Wednesday,...

Toronto city councillor Doug Ford at the Budget Committee meeting at Toronto City Hall, Wednesday, December 11, 2013. Michael Peake/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency

Don Peat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:47 PM ET

TORONTO — The mayor’s brother, Coun. Doug Ford, was under fire Thursday for handing out $20 bills at a Toronto Community Housing building.

Ford maintains he did nothing wrong when he handed out a "couple hundred dollars" to Tanridge Cres. residents at a Christmas gift giveaway on Wednesday night.

But Coun. Gord Perks said an elected official doling out cash to residents is a "corrupt act."

"What he is doing is just plain corrupt," Perks charged Thursday.

Perks said he has yet to decide whether to file an integrity commissioner complaint over the incident.

"This is fundamentally subverting the proper relationship between elected officials and the public.”


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