A city councillor's Facebook page devoted to bolstering Ford the mayor has run afoul of Ford the carmaker.
Ford Motor Company of Canada has asked Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, an acolyte of Mayor Rob Ford, to remove its “Built Ford Tough” logo from a page the councillor started titled “Save the City..Support the Ford Administration.”
A spokesman with the carmaker told the Globe and Mail she had received about a dozen calls complaining about the unauthorized use of the logo on Mr. Mammoliti’s site, which he has vowed to protect from Communist incursions to wide ridicule and derision.
“We have sent a request to the Councillor asking that the logo be removed from the site and will follow up with the Councillor as appropriate,” said Ford of Canada communications manager Kerri Stoakley in an email.
Ms. Stoakley did not specify if she made the request to distance the company from Mr. Mammoliti’s red-baiting tactics or the online bickering that has overrun the page.
In numerous interviews Mr. Mammoliti said he wanted to prevent the kind of “communists” who inundate City Hall during committee meetings deputations from logging onto the site.
Mr. Mammoliti said he hasn’t seen the letter from Ford of Canada yet and that he has abandoned the Facebook site.
“It’s run its course,” he said of the site. “Let the jokers continue running it.”
Even after wide criticism of his anti-Communist rants, Mr. Mammoliti is holding firm to his view that a red scourge is prevalent among Canada’s left.
“There’s an underground element that has filtered into a major party in this country,” he said of the NDP. “I’m dead serious about this.”
He said six or seven communists sit on City Council with a long-term plot of installing “a system of government where government takes over all private property and controls the thoughts and views of people.”
In the 1980s, Mr. Mammoliti served as a leader for the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Later, he served as an MPP for the NDP, where he became something of a pariah for opposing same-sex benefits. He said he learned how to “smell communists” during his stint with Canada’s left.
“I know some of my views are outside the box,” he said. “But if people hear councillors in hallways talking about Fidel Castro and what a hero he was, they would be just as concerned.”Report Typo/Error