Toronto city councillor Giorgio Mammoliti speaks to reporters at Toronto City Hall (Toronto Sun file photo)
Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti and CUPE Local 416 president Mark Ferguson have a history of trading e-mails.
An e-mail exchange between the two last month led to this story.
So it wasn’t surprising that after Mammoliti read this story in today’s Sun, he’d fire off an e-mail to Ferguson.
It is also probably not surprising I now have a copy of Mammoliti’s e-mail.
Mammoliti – a former head of a CUPE local himself – chastised Ferguson for using the word “motherf—ers” to describe Mayor Rob Ford’s administration and demanded he apologize not only to the administration but also to mothers and all other women.
Somewhere I bet Ferguson is fighting the urge to write an e-mail back to Mammoliti.
Here’s Mammoliti’s full e-mail to Ferguson:
Hello Brother Ferguson,
As a follow up to our last discussion over email, I just want you to know that I understand how frustrating everything can be in the line of work you are in and I understand that sometimes we say things that we don’t mean.
I read the Toronto Sun this morning and am sorry to hear that you are in a difference of opinion with some of your members, namely the Paramedics which I highly respect…hope you can work it out Brother.
I am respectfully asking that you apologize to not only the administration at City Hall for using the vulgar and insensitive language you did (Mother f—-r) in your description, but most of all to the woman and Mothers who I think are most offended by that term….
Having had a relationship 25 years ago with CUPE I know first hand the policies you adopt at your conventions speak to this type of behaviour and would never condone it of a President of one of its union locals.
Please do the right thing and apologize to all members of this great city, or if you cant find yourself saying sorry for using that very offensive term please consider resigning from your position, your members/our citizens deserve better.
Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti
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