Doug Ford May Have Just Said That Immigrants Come To Canada To Collect Money And ‘Sit Around’ And Now People And Politicians Want An Apology

On Monday, Oct. 28th, Premier Doug Ford was in Tecumseh, Ont. near Windsor, Ont. to announce funding for the planning of a new hospital in the region.

Shortly after the announcement itself, Ford “launched into a familiar line” about there being a shortage of workers, particularly in trade and construction.

The most concerning part of the announcement? Ford’s call for workers itself.

“You come here like every other new Canadian has come here, you work your tail off,” Ford said. “If you think you’re coming to collect the dole and sit around, not gonna happen. Go somewhere else. You want to work, come here. We have so much work, we can’t keep up with it right now.”

The comment was met with criticism and calls for an apology.

The comment Ford made immediately launched a flurry of responses from the Liberal opposition, with NDP leader Andrew Horwath calling for an immediate apology.

Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca also called Ford’s “divisive” language “deeply disappointing”.

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