PREMIER CRITICIZED FOR CALLING MISSING CAMH PATIENT ''NUT CASE''
Jul 18, 2019
By Bob Komsic
Like you Doug Ford’s feeling the heat, but unlike you, for a different reason.
(Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)
The premier’s coming under fire again, this time for words he used to describe Zhebin Cong, the missing patient from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, who was found not criminally responsible for the murder of a roommate five years ago, and who’s believed to have flown to China.
“What is this family thinking, of the poor victim that got chopped up with a meat cleaver by this nut case, and then they let him loose out on the street?” said a furious Ford on Bell Media radio.
He went on to say there must be change to make sure that ”these crazy, crazy people” are not on the streets.
The CEO of the Canadian Mental Health Association says the language is ”disappointing,” adding ”there are a whole lot of people who are struggling, who need help, and these kinds of incidents make them reluctant to get that help.”
Many on social media are also unimpressed with the premier’s choice of words, while some are reminding the premier that his cuts to health services may have serious consequences.