Canadian contenders battle in final days of election campaign

/ Oct 18, 2015

Canadian contenders battle in final days of election campaign

Canada’s political leaders began their final weekend dashes on Saturday before voters decide on Monday whether to grant Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper a rare fourth consecutive mandate after a long and hard-fought campaign. Harper attended a Toronto rally that was organized in part ...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

/ Sep 13, 2014

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid Friday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen, dramatically ending a campaign he had doggedly pursued despite a stint in rehab and calls for him to quit amid drug and alcohol scandals. But ...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has tumor; election campaign up in air

/ Sep 12, 2014

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has tumor; election campaign up in air

Speculation swept Canada’s biggest city on Thursday after Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who made global headlines last year for admitting he had smoked crack cocaine, was hospitalized with an abdominal tumor just six weeks before the mayoral election. With biopsy results expected by the ...

Aug 29, 2014

Rob Ford made players roll in goose droppings, documents say

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford once made players on a high school football team roll in geese droppings, according to newly released documents. The scandal-plagued mayor was fired by a Toronto Catholic school last year as a volunteer coach after he made disparaging remarks to ...

/ Aug 12, 2014

Rob Ford bomb threat investigated by police

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford went public with a bomb threat Monday that said City Hall will be blown up if he does not resign in 24 hours. Ford returned to work June 30 after a two-month stint in rehab for drugs and alcohol. He ...

'You name it, I've abused it': Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

/ Jul 3, 2014

'You name it, I've abused it': Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said Wednesday he has used “every drug you can probably think of” and blamed substance abuse for the racist and homophobic language he has used. Ford returned to work this week after a two-month stay in rehab for drugs and ...