Duly Quoted: John Tory, on How the Black Community Knows Him
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Duly Quoted: John Tory, on How the Black Community Knows Him

Asked about carding and which community members he listens to, the mayor offers his defence.

“I think people in the black community and people across the city know me better than that. I’m a person, Matt—and I’m not saying this in a modest way— I’ve received every award that the black community can give to a citizen, and I’m not black.”

—John Tory speaks to Matt Galloway on Metro Morning. Galloway asked the mayor what to make of the fact that he was only moved to change his position on carding after many prominent and mostly white Torontonians spoke out against the practice, despite everyday citizens and community activists decrying the practice for much longer.

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