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Ottawa MPP Joel Harden apologizes after posing with vulgar anti-Ford sign

In a photo taken in Ottawa, MPP Joel Harden is seen posing with a man holding a vulgar anti-Ford sign.
In a photo taken in Ottawa, MPP Joel Harden is seen posing with a man holding a vulgar anti-Ford sign. Reddit

An Ottawa MPP has apologized after a photograph of him posing with a man holding a “F–k Doug Ford” sign was posted online.

A spokesperson for the Ontario NDP says MPP Joel Harden has apologized to Ontario Premier Doug Ford.

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“Mr. Harden apologized unreservedly to Mr. Ford in person,” said Jodie Shupac, a spokesperson for the Ontario NDP. “Mr. Ford accepted his apology.”

In a statement released by Ford’s office, the premier says incidents like this aren’t all that surprising.

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“We believe in raising the decorum of our political discourse,” Ford said in the statement. “It’s clear, based on their past and current behaviour, that the NDP caucus [does] not share this goal.”