Toronto mayor admits he bought illegal drugs in heated council hearing
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 02:45
Nov. 13 - Grilled before Toronto City Council, embattled mayor Rob Ford professed a zero-tolerance policy for drugs and gangs, but he also admitted he had bought illegal drugs in the past two years. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Toronto's embattled mayor, Rob Ford, professed a zero-tolerance policy for drugs and gangs on Wednesday, but he also admitted he had bought illegal drugs in the past two years.
Speaking after Toronto City Council almost unanimously urged Ford to take a break from his duties, Ford said he could not change the past and would continue his efforts as mayor to save Toronto money.
"Have I made mistakes, Councillor Thompson? You're absolutely right I've made mistakes. Personal mistakes, but these mistakes was not in this council chamber. It was in my personal life," Ford said, responding to a request by Councillor Michael Thompson to explain his duties as mayor and how his activities morally fit into his role.
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