As mayor, you were not without your share of controversies. So I’m wondering what your thoughts are about a mayor from my country [Canada], who has proven himself to be kind of controversial.
Barry: I reject the comparison.
I’m not comparing you. I said, I wonder what your thoughts are.
Barry: I don’t have any thoughts except that my career has just been way above Rob Ford’s in terms of accomplishing things. You know, I understand what he’s going through, but I don’t want to be compared to him ever in life because we’re not on the same level of commitment to our people.By Marion Barry, interviewed by Al Jazeera’s Sheila MacVicar.