Giorgio Mammoliti and Mark Ferguson trade insults—over a community environment day

Giorgio Mammoliti and Mark Ferguson trade insults—over a community environment day

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Giorgio Mammoliti has canceled his ward’s environment day tomorrow, and he says it’s CUPE Local 416’s fault. The councillor and commie sniffer says the union planned to hit up residents at the event with a pro-labour petition, and he won’t stand for union organizing on city property. For his part, Local 416 president (for now) Mark Ferguson said petitions are a fundamental freedom in a healthy democracy and Mammoliti was being “a bully boy.” In the spirit of playground spats, Ferguson then said the Toronto Civic Employees Union would host their own environment day for the residents of Ward 7 (so there!). Unbelievably, things went even worse at last year’s event, when Mammoliti called the cops to force union members to leave, and he and Ferguson got into a yelling match. We never knew handing out compost was such a lightning rod for labour tension. [Toronto Sun]