Rocco Rossi Campaign for Mayor

Rocco Rossi Campaign for Mayor

August 18, 2010 18:19 ET

If You Can't Do the Job, Don't Run for the Job: Ford Admits to Being Overwhelmed by Legal Immigration

Legal Immigrants-Not Refugees-at Heart of Controversy as Ford Admits He is Not Prepared to Carry Out Important Tasks as Mayor

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 18, 2010) - Toronto mayoral candidate Rocco Rossi questioned Rob Ford's competence late this afternoon after his mayoral rival repeated today that he is unprepared to deal with the regular amount of legal immigration Toronto receives each year.

"We are not talking about refugees washing up at City Hall unannounced here," said Rossi. "We're all against queue jumping, but the mayor of Toronto is paid to oversee programs that enable legal immigrants to integrate into our society. If Ford is admitting now that he can't do the job, he should get off the ballot."

Rossi's comments capped a day in which he called Ford to account for his remarks at last night's debate that he would close Toronto to legal immigration. Ford then repeated at a noon-hour press conference today that he is not prepared to handle the legal immigration Toronto receives each year. "We got to draw the line somewhere," Ford said.

"Questions of character and competence are piling up on Rob Ford," said Rossi.  I have a plan to maximize the opportunities that one million new legal immigrants over the next ten years mean for the GTA. I will earn my pay as mayor, and it should concern Torontonians that Ford is already admitting he is not up to key aspects of the job."


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