More pressure after latest bombshells on embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford - Macleans.ca

More pressure after latest bombshells on embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

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TORONTO – The pressure continues to mount on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford after the latest bombshells about his alleged misconduct while in office.

City councillors passed a non-binding motion yesterday demanding Ford temporarily step aside, something the mayor says he won’t do.

The wild day at city hall saw Ford admit to buying drugs in office, a confession that was followed hours later by stunning allegations he was intoxicated at work, drank while driving and associated with suspected prostitutes.

The shocking claims in the court document come from interviews that police conducted as part of their investigation into a video that appeared to show Ford smoking crack cocaine.

Many of his former staffers told police they thought the mayor was an alcoholic — which Ford has denied.

The allegations have not been proven in court and Ford insists he is not a drug addict.

Two special council meetings have been scheduled for Friday to strip Ford of some of his mayoral powers.

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