Toronto Mayor Rob Ford takes leave after new video report

May 2, 2014

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford takes leave after new video report

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford began a leave of absence Thursday to seek treatment after a report surfaced about a second video of him apparently smoking crack cocaine, but he did not abandon his bid to seek a second term as mayor of Canada’s largest ...

Bieber vs. Ford: Canada's favorite bad boys

Feb 3, 2014

Bieber vs. Ford: Canada's favorite bad boys

by Charmaine Noronha

Pop star Justin Bieber is giving Toronto Mayor Rob Ford a brief respite as Canada’s favorite bad boy and butt of all jokes. Ford has admitted smoking crack while in a drunken stupor and is being sued for supposedly orchestrating the jailhouse beating of ...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford calls for decriminalizing pot

Jan 10, 2014

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford calls for decriminalizing pot

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who has admitted to having smoked “a lot” of pot and was once caught with a joint by Florida police, called Thursday for marijuana decriminalization. “That’s a debate that has been going on for years up in Canada,” the mayor ...

Toronto's Ford seeks another term

Jan 3, 2014

Toronto's Ford seeks another term

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has put his name on the ballot to run for another term, defying repeated calls for him to step down after admitting he smoked crack “in a drunken stupor.” Ford was the first candidate to show up at City Hall ...

Women want cash for Xmas, Ford advises

Dec 20, 2013

Women want cash for Xmas, Ford advises

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford triggered fresh controversy on Thursday with dubious advice about Christmas shopping for women. “Women love money. Give ‘em a couple thousand bucks and they are happy,” the disgraced mayor told a Washington sports radio show, “The Sports Junkies.” Ford added ...

Ford denies bid to buy video of him on crack

Dec 6, 2013

Ford denies bid to buy video of him on crack

Toronto’s disgraced mayor, Rob Ford, denied Thursday that he tried to buy a video showing him inhaling crack cocaine, calling the claim an “outright lie.” The allegation and other potentially damning disclosures were contained in transcripts of police wiretaps of presumed drug dealers, as ...

Ford 'tried to buy' drug video

Dec 5, 2013

Ford 'tried to buy' drug video

New court documents released Wednesday suggest Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may have offered $5,000 and a car to suspected drug dealers in exchange for a video that appears to show him smoking crack. The information is contained in police wiretaps of alleged gang members ...

Toronto mayor and brother to host online show

Nov 30, 2013

Toronto mayor and brother to host online show

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother say they will host an online show so they can take their message straight to “Ford Nation,” the term they use for the embattled mayor’s conservative suburban supporters. Doug Ford, a city councilor, said Friday that the ...

Family lying low as Ford self-destructs

| Nov 20, 2013

Family lying low as Ford self-destructs

While the spotlight shines brightly on Toronto’s embattled and erratic mayor, Rob Ford’s wife and two children have remained almost invisible — save for one widely known embarrassing incident. Little is known about his family, although it is clear that his wife craves her ...

Despite crisis, Ford supporters stay loyal

Nov 17, 2013

Despite crisis, Ford supporters stay loyal

by Charmaine Noronha

When Rob Ford was elected mayor of Toronto in 2010, his bluster and checkered past were widely known. A plurality of voters backed him anyway, eager to shake things up at a City Hall they viewed as elitist and wasteful. Those voters — many ...