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Of "thugs," "gangsters" and "sewer rats" – why John Tory's language on gun violence is a problem

NOW Toronto August 14, 2018

Over the past weeks, Mayor John Tory has used terms such as “sewer rats,” “profoundly anti-social,” “thugs” and “gangsters” in reference to specific acts of gun violence in Toronto. The mayor has said that he is simply labelling people who commit bad deeds with the right words.