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Ford brothers and organizers clash at debate
The argument took place before the Toronto mayoral debate began, Monday evening
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Drama outside the Presteign-Woodbine church Monday night, which was the scene of the latest mayoral debate.

Organizers from the Parkview Hills Community Association told candidates because of the lack of space inside the church, they would only be able to bring in one member of their campaign team.

As mayor Rob Ford tried to get into the hall, his brother and campaign manager Doug Ford attempted to get in even after Ford spokesman Amin Massoudi was already allowed inside. Mayor Ford also wanted his driver and bodyguard Jerry Ayemang to come in.

Doug Ford challenged organizers, calling the debate 'biased' before forcing his way in. He claimed organizer Justin VanDette is a John Tory supporter and should be forced to leave as well.

Doug was heard saying, "You can have your biased debate. You're part of the John Tory campaign."

Volunteer Peter Naccarato was involved in the heated argument with both Ford brothers, telling them "All candidates were told they could only bring one person."

The matter was resolved after the other mayoral candidates agreed to let Doug Ford inside.

The debate wrapped up shortly after 9 p.m.

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Drama outside the Presteign-Woodbine church Monday night, which was the scene of the latest mayoral debate.

Organizers from the Parkview Hills Community Association told candidates because of the lack of space inside the church, they would only be able to bring in one member of their campaign team.

As mayor Rob Ford tried to get into the hall, his brother and campaign manager Doug Ford attempted to get in even after Ford spokesman Amin Massoudi was already allowed inside. Mayor Ford also wanted his driver and bodyguard Jerry Ayemang to come in.

Doug Ford challenged organizers, calling the debate 'biased' before forcing his way in. He claimed organizer Justin VanDette is a John Tory supporter and should be forced to leave as well.

Doug was heard saying, "You can have your biased debate. You're part of the John Tory campaign."

Volunteer Peter Naccarato was involved in the heated argument with both Ford brothers, telling them "All candidates were told they could only bring one person."

The matter was resolved after the other mayoral candidates agreed to let Doug Ford inside.

The debate wrapped up shortly after 9 p.m.

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