I want to express my best wishes to Christopher, George and their family at this time as they move forward with their lives. I also hope the public and the media give them the dignity and respect they deserve.
"The path forward isn’t firmly clear except that we know that it’s long and it will be hard," said Smitherman today at a press conference.
“(Christopher) and me and our family and our kids especially will be surrounded by an outpouring of love and they will restore anybody’s faith and confidence,” said Smitherman.
Here's footage of George Smitherman's press conference today, accompanied by former Toronto mayor Barbara Hall: