Doug Ford slams 'political game' after dinner snub

Coun. Doug Ford speaks to reporters at City Hall on Tuesday. (DON PEAT/QMI Agency)

Coun. Doug Ford speaks to reporters at City Hall on Tuesday. (DON PEAT/QMI Agency)

Don Peat, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:36 AM ET

TORONTO - Coun. Doug Ford came out Tuesday accusing Toronto Region Board of Trade president and CEO Carol Wilding of playing a “political game” by snubbing his brother at the board's gala dinner.

Ford’s comments come a day after Mayor Rob Ford had a very public bunfight with the board of trade after he showed up uninvited at the business group’s annual dinner.

He briefly sat at a table in the back of the room and, after board officials confirmed he wasn’t invited, posted the letter which initially had invited him on his Twitter account.

Ford told Toronto Sun columnist Joe Warmington “someone left a message on a voicemail that I was no longer invited.”

At the dinner, Wilding gave Ford a polite smackdown in her public remarks when, without mentioning the mayor by name, she referenced the “distractions” in the city’s political leadership.


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