Rob Ford votes against congratulating Olympic athletes

Also, votes against naming street after Nelson Mandela


TORONTO – Rob Ford had an oops moment Wednesday when he voted against city council motions on naming a Toronto street in honour of Nelson Mandela and congratulating Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

The controversial Toronto mayor — who was the only one to vote against the motions — later claimed he hit the wrong voting button in both cases and asked for a re-vote.

The council meeting briefly debated Ford’s call but then moved on to other business.

It was unclear if a re-vote would be held later in the session, which was slated to last well into the evening.

Ford, who is running for re-election, has been embroiled in a number of scandals over the past year which have made him something of an international celebrity.

He has admitted to smoking crack cocaine in a drunken stupor, made profane remarks on live television and has been filmed ranting incoherently in a Jamaican accent.

The mayor is also the subject of an ongoing police investigation during which he was photographed urinating in public.

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