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Rob Ford Returns From Rehab, Many People Doubt He Has Changed (TWEETS)

Few Convinced By Ford's Apologetic Speech

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford gave an emotional speech Monday, his voice occasionally cracking as he acknowledged he'd been in denial about his drug and alcohol addiction.

But it appears not everyone is convinced the troubled mayor has changed.

While Ford apologized to fellow mayoral candidate Karen Stintz for making lewd comments about her in an audio recording, many criticized him for not owning up to many other racist and sexist remarks he's made.

Stintz released this statement Monday.

“Toronto is a world-class city, and our city is not defined by one person. Rob Ford is not Toronto and the upcoming election is not a referendum on Rob Ford. Here's what the election is about: the kind of Toronto we want to live in and the kind of Toronto we want to build for our children.

“I believe that Toronto needs a leader who will focus on the things that tie us together, not the things that divide us. That's why I'm running for mayor - to talk about the issues that matter most to the people of Toronto. We need a mayor who is fiscally responsible, takes care of our neighbourhoods, and tackles congestion. I will do that. I have a track record of delivering results at City Hall, and as mayor, I will continue to fight for Toronto.”

Other mayoral candidates tweeted negative reactions to Ford's speech.

Chow said Monday she wished him well in his continued battle with his demons, but said she was hoping for another apology.

“I note that Rob Ford has not apologized to the diverse community. To the ethnic and visible minorities.”

And John Tory, who has called for Ford to step down, shared his thoughts earlier Monday morning.

Tory also criticized the mayor for not answering questions.

“I think that his refusal to answer questions today is further indication that the doesn’t get it.”

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