It took the mayors of two of Ontario's largest cities to get the job done, but that salmon never stood a chance.
Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, still scrappy at 92 years young, found herself in the midst of a massive struggle on Thursday while participating in the Great Ontario Salmon Derby.
She managed to reel in a 16-pound salmon, and stay on board the boat, thanks to the protective arms of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
"I got her, I got her ... don't worry," Ford tells a crowd gathered nearby, in a video later posted to his official Twitter account.
— Mayor Rob Ford (@TOMayorFord) August 16, 2013
“Thank you Rob,” McCallion says once the fight is over.
I didn't appear Ford was expecting to be called into action during his naval sojourn, still wearing a suit and standing nearby without a rod in hand.
He appears positively uncomfortable while trying to determine to proper way of holding a small, frail nonagenarian as a massive fish tries to pull her overboard.
But to Ford's eternal credit, he got the job done. Because that's what regular folk do. They help reel in the big fish.
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