Doug Ford’s History Of Flirting With the Alt-Right and White Nationalists
Photographs and video of Doug Ford posing with white nationalist Faith Goldy, a woman who expressed support for neo-Nazis, have emerged in recent days.
But this isn’t the first connection between Doug Ford and alt-right white nationalist groups and figures. North99 has compiled a list of every connection between Doug Ford and hate groups, white nationalists, and the alt-right.
Ford Posed With White Supremacist Faith Goldy and a Proud Boy at Ford Fest
Faith Goldy is well known as an ex-host of Rebel Media. During that time she was interviewed by a neo-Nazi podcast, and expressed sympathy for white supremacist marchers in the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally.
In an interview with alt-right YouTube personality Stefan Molyneux, Goldy said neo-Nazis have “robust” and “well thought out ideas”.
Here is a video of Ford posing with Faith.
Here is a video of Premier Doug Ford posing for a photo with white supremacist Faith Goldy: pic.twitter.com/OxodKEyvV7
— Jonathan Goldsbie (@goldsbie) September 23, 2018
The photo also includes a man wearing a Proud Boys hat, and another who’s connected to far-right white nationalist group ID Canada.
Ford Spoke at Rebel Media Live Event
In 2017 Ford was a keynote speaker at Rebel Media’s annual conference. Rebel Media is the alt-right, xenophobic media group founded by Ezra Levant.
Ford Spoke at Rebel Media With Gavin McInnes, Founder of Far Right Proud Boys
Also in attendance at the Rebel Media event was Gavin McInnes. McInnes is the founder of Proud Boys, a far-right group that participated in the neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville.
McInnes also published an anti-semitic video “10 Things I Hate About Jews”.
McInnes was recently fired from his job for pulling his penis out live on air.
Ford Hosted An Event at His Home With Professor Jordan Peterson
In lieu of Ford Fest, Doug Ford hosted Jordan Peterson and the Ontario PC Youth Association in his mom’s backyard last night: https://t.co/4lam5npGac
— Jonathan Goldsbie (@goldsbie) August 31, 2018
Peterson is a controversial individual. He’s called for “enforced monogamy”, says it’s a problem that “men can’t control crazy women” through physical violence, and posed with the alt-right symbol Pepe the Frog while a man held up the white power hand gesture.
Ford Posed with Far-Right Neo-Nazi-Connected Organizer Ronny Cameron
As reported by Anti-Racist Collective, Doug Ford posed for a photograph with far-right activist Ronny Cameron.
Anti-Hate Canada calls Ronny one of Toronto’s most active far-right organizers. He has used the terms JQ (Jewish Question), 14/88, the 14 Words and 88 Precepts, all common references used by neo-Nazis.
Cameron is a big supporter of Ford. As reported by PressProgress, Cameron claimed Ford’s statement “we gotta take care of our own before we take care of anybody else,” was a dog-whistle to white nationalists.
“I think when people reach a certain level, they’ll dog whistle to us. Like, recently Doug Ford said ‘we gotta take care of our own before we take care of anybody else’, and just that sentence alone, you know, every nationalist out there are like ‘we know what you’re sayin’ Dougie.’ And he can’t say certain things and have a chance of winning in a Liberal f–king playground like Ontario
Cameron is also a proud supporter of neo-Nazi Richard Spencer.
Kevin Johnston, Charged With Hate Crimes, Attended Ford Rally
Kevin Johnston is a rightwing video blogger who targets Muslims. He was charged with a hate-motivated crime after an investigation by the Peel police.
Ford Posed with Proud Boys Member Timothy Gavin Reid
Reid is a member of the far-right group Proud Boys, and has a history of white nationalism, including an arrest for assaulting an anti-fascist protestor.
In the photo below Reid is using the white power hand signal.
Influential Neo-Nazi Podcast Endorsed Doug Ford
As reported by Ricochet, a white supremacist podcast called League of the North endorsed Doug Ford’s campaign. The PC Party disavowed their support.
Ford Appointed Far-Right Islamophobe as PC Candidate
Andrew Lawton was appointed as a candidate in London North Centre by Doug Ford even though other candidates sought the nomination. Lawton worked at Rebel Media.
Ford Endorsed for Leader by Faith Goldy
As reported by Ricochet, Doug Ford received the support of Faith Goldy, an ex-Rebel Media host who appeared on a neo-Nazi podcast and advocates far-right ideas:
The good news is: Once the corrupt PC executive stops running cover for their whiny loser friends and just admit who won — Doug Ford will clean house (illegitimate voting system included) & energize the electorate beyond recollection of this disasterous night. #pcpo #pcpoldr
— Faith J Goldy (@FaithGoldy) March 11, 2018
Ford Endorsed by Hate Group Proud Boys
Anti-Racist Collective uncovered an endorsement of Ford from the alt-right group Proud Boys. They are a far-right organization connected to the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville and backed by ex-Rebel Media host Gavin McInnes.
Co-Founder of Rebel Media Ezra Levant Backed Doug Ford
Canada’s White Supremacist Movement Wanted Doug Ford to Win
As reported by Ricochet, Canada’s white supremacist movement was very interested in the Ontario election, and in a Doug Ford victory. Episodes of far-right podcasts include interviews with “Zieger”, a leading neo-Nazi whose real name is Gabriel Sohier Chaput. In one episode, he expressed his support for Ford because of his similarities to Trump:
“He’s really taken a page from the Trumpian book, even though he’s claiming when media puts his feet to the fire that he’s not a Trumpist, but he’s really following that playbook, and he’s saying the same sorts of things that invigorate the white working class. I think it’s only something to be excited about, even with reservations.”
In another segment, the host encouraged people to actively support Ford’s campaign:
“I want to see more Doug Ford memeing going on. Like I think that the relationship between Doug Ford’s image and Trump’s image during his campaign is, I think that’s a really valuable mimetic pool to draw from…. Those who are in the Canadian side of things here and on the forum or whatever, I think that we should all get busy trying to sort of take some of the magic that was running during the Trump campaign and apply it to Doug Ford.”
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