“Public name-calling and/or personal attacks on staff can have a chilling effect on the public service to make good faith recommendations in accordance with their individual mandates,” she wrote in her report on Doug Ford. “A non-partisan, professional public service deserves respectful treatment.”
More than that, it's bullying as defined by Public Safety Canada:
"Bullying is characterized by acts of intentional harm, repeated over-time, in a relationship where an imbalance of power exists. It includes physical actions (punching, kicking, biting), verbal actions (threats, name calling, insults, racial or sexual comments), and social exclusion1 (spreading rumours, ignoring, gossiping, excluding) (Pepler & Craig, 2000; Ma, Stewin & Mah, 2001)."
Correct me if I'm wrong, but all Political Parties have agreed that bullying is bad to the point where they're trying to legislate change in schools and workplaces. The Private Sector has concluded that workplace bullying hurts productivity and leads to insurance claims and hospital visits.
Of course, the Fords won't care about any of this - they know they're right and will shout down or threaten anyone who disagrees with them.
After all, that's what bullies do.