TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is declining to apologize for feedback he made about immigrants.
After an unrelated announcement Monday in Windsor, Ont., Ford launched into a well-recognized line about Ontario’s greatest downside being a scarcity of employees, significantly within the trades and development.
He stated individuals who need to come and work their “tail off” like each different new Canadian has completed ought to come to Ontario, however individuals who need to “gather the dole and sit round” ought to go some other place.
In query interval on the legislature right this moment, New Democrat Doly Begum stated the feedback are offensive to households like hers, who got here to Ontario for a greater future, and known as for an apology.
Ford says he’s pro-immigration, regardless of the place folks come from, and that his assist base is made up of individuals from around the globe — however he didn’t apologize.
The Ontario Council of Businesses Serving Immigrants says Ford shouldn’t be selling xenophobic tropes about immigrants.
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