Toronto, Canada – November 15/2013 – Self confessed crack cocaine user Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has had a bad couple of weeks, and he admits, it’s all his own doing. But he has no plans on resigning or stepping aside for any reason. He even plans on starting his next election campaign for the mayoral race in October 2014 in January, if you can believe it.
He admits, if he was not mayor, and some other councillor did what he was doing, he would not hesitate to take action against them in the way his fellow councillors are coming against him. Friday at City council, they almost unanimously voted (passed 40-2) to have powers taken away from him as Mayor. The two votes against, were the Ford brothers.
According to Toronto city rules, the mayor cannot be removed from office unless he is convicted and sentenced of a criminal office while serving as mayor. Unlike many American mayors, Toronto’s mayor is not the head of the Police Department and has no say on their operations.
He has been requested by Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair to answer questions about his part-time driver who has been charged with extortion in the case of the infamous ‘crack smoking video.’ He (Ford) flatly refused to be questioned by the police.
He also reported he is starting a new show on SunTV Monday night along with his younger brother councillor Doug Ford just after finishing his highly rated radio show on CFRB Radio in Toronto, last week.