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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford votes against Mandela street honor

Scandal-plagued Toronto mayor Rob Ford voted against naming a street in honor of Nelson Mandela on Wednesday before later claiming he had cast his ballot in error. Ford, who made worldwide headlines last year after admitting binge drinking and smoking crack, has been stripped of most of his powers. But…

Toronto city council to limit executive powers of crack-smoking mayor

Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor, Rob Ford, faced a new political challenge on Friday from city councillors seeking to limit his powers after his latest obscene outburst. Ford, under fire after admitting to having once used crack and allegedly abusing a prescription drug and other misconduct, drew gasps, giggles and at least…