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Broadcast standards council rules against Mayor Ford's radio show

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

The Canadian Broadcast Standards council has come down with a ruling against Mayor Rob Ford’s radio show in relation to abusive comments about George Smitherman.

The comments were made by Conservative commentator David Menzies on May 6.

Menzies was responding to questions about the mayor’s obesity and the possibility that he could suffer a heart attack in office.

Menzies hypothesized about asking Smitherman a similar question regarding contracting HIV.

The council ruled that the comments about the openly gay Smitherman violated its code of ethics.

As part of the conditions, the radio station must announce the ruling on air.