As I mentioned in my earlier post, the Globe and Mail published an article where the reporters were told by ten people who grew up with Doug Ford what they remembered about him during the 1980’s. The ten people described in a series of interviews how for several years Mr. Ford was a go-to dealer of hash.
The reporters also found that Randy (Doug Ford’s brother) was also involved in the drug trade and was once charged in relation to a drug-related kidnapping. Court records retrieved from the Archives of Ontario show that he was charged with assault causing bodily harm and the forcible confinement of a drug dealer named Marco Orlando.
According to the article, Kathy Ford (sister of Doug Ford) was the victim of drug-related violence. In 2005, Scott McIntyre (a convicted drug dealer) and another man were accused of shooting her in the face during an altercation in her parents’ basement. She survived the blast and was rushed to hospital, while Mr. MacIntyre fled in her mother’s Jaguar. Crown prosecutors later dropped numerous charges against him, while his co-accused, Michael Patania, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a handgun.
Doug Ford was interviewed by the CBC on March 13, 2018. Near the end of the interview, the CBC host asked Ford why he hadn’t followed up on his threat to sue The Globe and Mail over this article. Doug Ford replied that a lawsuit would be a waste of time.
I personally believe that Doug Ford was a drug dealer in the 1980’s. There were ten people who said that Doug Ford was involved in the drug trade. It is possible that maybe one or two people can get it wrong. When you have ten people corroborating the same story, it makes a very compelling case.
If the claim was false, I believe that Doug Ford would have definitely filed a lawsuit.
When you also know that two of Doug Ford’s siblings were involved in the drug trade, it becomes very difficult to not believe that Doug Ford was a drug dealer in the 1980’s.