The first-time cabinet minister heading Ontario’s anti-racism directorate has been called a “racist” for declaring he wore a bulletproof vest in Jane-Finch as Toronto experiences an outbreak of shootings this summer.
(Laughs.) This is what he said:
“I want to reassure everyone that the focus of this government is to ensure that safety is paramount in all communities. Personally, I went out to Jane and Finch, put on a bulletproof vest and spent 7 o’clock to 1 o’clock in the morning visiting sites that had previously had bullet-ridden people killed in the middle of the night,” Tibollo told the Legislature.
Why did this minister wear a bulletproof vest? Because the police told him to:
Your comment is very irresponsible. All levels of government should be respectful and work toward eliminating gun violence. Perhaps you were unaware of Police Ride Along procedures? An apology should be forthcoming... pic.twitter.com/rOY2BqTFgi— Tina papania (@TPapania) July 18, 2018