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  • Toronto mayor apologizes for crack use, defies calls to resign

    Toronto mayor apologizes for crack use, defies calls to resign
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford apologized to the residents of Canada's largest city Tuesday after admitting that he lied for six months about smoking crack cocaine, declaring "I love my job" and saying he would stay in it "for the sake of the taxpayers." In...
  • Toronto's crack-smoking mayor: Revenge of the hosers?

    Toronto's crack-smoking mayor: Revenge of the hosers?
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's admission that he "probably" smoked crack cocaine during "one of my drunken stupors" proved a swift and sure gift to comedy and an inspiration for Canadians' trademark talent for self-deprecation. "This is a hoser country. We...
  • Toronto mayor says he was 'extremely inebriated' in video rant

    Toronto mayor says he was 'extremely inebriated' in video rant
    Two days after apologizing for having smoked crack cocaine, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was confronted Thursday with another video in which he admits  being "extremely, extremely inebriated" as he rants and threatens to   kill someone. The Toronto Star,...
  • Rob Ford caught in expletive-filled video threatening 'murder'

    Rob Ford caught in expletive-filled video threatening 'murder'
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is learning that a bad situation can always get worse.  Video has emerged that shows him angry and out of breath, ranting about killing someone. "It's first-degree murder!" "No holds barred." "He dies or I die." "I'll rip...
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford loses radio show, calls mount for his exit

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford loses radio show, calls mount for his exit
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on Friday lost the radio show he has used to ignite a conservative following and came under mounting pressure from family, colleagues and critics to resign or go on leave. Fellow city officials in Canada's biggest municipality...
  • Alice Munro has retired from writing. Or has she?

    Alice Munro has retired from writing. Or has she?
    Before winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, Canadian short story master Alice Munro announced her retirement in an interview with Mark Medley of Canada's National Post. “When you’re my age,” Munro said in June, “you don’t...
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he'll seek reelection, not rehab

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he'll seek reelection, not rehab
    Toronto city leaders on Wednesday urged disgraced Mayor Rob Ford to resign or take a leave of absence to "address your challenges privately," calling his admissions to smoking crack cocaine a distraction and a stain on the city's reputation. But the...
  • 'I'm a role model,' says crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

    'I'm a role model,' says crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
    He’s not resigning, he’s not taking a leave of absence and he’s not admitting he has a problem. So what’s next for Rob Ford, Toronto’s delusional crack-smoking mayor? “There might be a hanger left in my closet,”...
  • Toronto City Council votes to strip Mayor Rob Ford of key powers

    Toronto City Council votes to strip Mayor Rob Ford of key powers
    Toronto City Council members voted overwhelmingly Friday to strip Mayor Rob Ford of his powers of appointment and emergency rule, an act of damage control as the leader of Canada's biggest city continues to provoke scandal and revulsion. The City...
  • Rob Ford timeline: What the Toronto mayor has been up to since May

    Rob Ford timeline: What the Toronto mayor has been up to since May
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has provided a steady stream of shock, controversy and dismay over the last six months. With his admissions of drug use, his off-the-cuff foul language and a stubborn refusal to quit his job, he's kept his name in headlines.  On...
  • Poll: Toronto mayor's popularity unscathed by scandals, lost clout

    Poll: Toronto mayor's popularity unscathed by scandals, lost clout
    The latest poll on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's job performance makes one wonder what the crack-smoking, foul-mouthed, short-fused leader of Canada's biggest city would have to do to turn off voters. Ford's popularity has hardly been dented by his...