Statement by John Tory regarding the University of Ottawa

    TORONTO, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - John Tory this evening issued the following
    "Today while canvassing in Flemingdon Park in Toronto, I made a
light-hearted remark in jest about the University of Ottawa.
    It is clear from the video posted by the Ontario Liberal Party, the young
man with whom I was speaking didn't take offense and was laughing.
    The first time I heard the phrase in question was from my good friend
Hugh Segal, who is himself one of the University of Ottawa's most
distinguished alumni. He and I frequently tease each other about our
respective alma maters. Students poked fun at their rival universities in my
era and still do today.
    What the Liberal Party tape does not include were my comments when I
said, "the University of Ottawa is a really good school...."
    Nevertheless, I apologize if my remarks offended anyone."

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