'It is a full out jihad against us right now': Doug Ford

Councillor Doug Ford is flanked by media on July 2, 2014. (VERONICA HENRI/Toronto Sun)

Councillor Doug Ford is flanked by media on July 2, 2014. (VERONICA HENRI/Toronto Sun)

Don Peat, City Hall Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 12:10 PM ET

TORONTO -- Councillor Doug Ford claims there is a “jihad” against him and his brother Mayor Rob Ford.

Ford’s comments came in the wake of another integrity commissioner complaint filed against him, this time from the father of an autistic child over comments the councillor made about the Griffin Centre residential group home in his ward.

Ford was quoted at a community meeting in May addressing neighbourhood concerns about the group home: “My heart goes out to kids with autism. But no one told me they’d be leaving the house.”

Ford said the neighbourhood has experienced screaming late at night and visits from cops “every other day.”

Tommy Lenathen — a city employee, member of CUPE Local 416 and former president of the pre-amalgamation CUPE Local 43 — filed a complaint with integrity commissioner Janet Leiper last month on comments Ford made back in May after attending a community meeting about the house.

 

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