Rob Ford Crack

Someone Bid $16,100 For Rob Ford's Crack Confession Tie

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A tie that appears to be the one Rob Ford wore on Nov. 5, 2013, when he admitted smoking crack cocaine has gone for more than $16,000 on eBa...

Is Rob Ford Selling A Shirt From The Crack Scandal?

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 03.02.2015 | Canada Politics

Rob Ford warned people he'd be selling some controversial stuff on eBay. This particular item may be the most controversial yet.

Patton Oswalt Channels His Inner Rob Ford

CP | Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The ignoble exploits of a certain former Toronto mayor often seemed like a made-up Hollywood story.Now they appear to have inspired an episo...

Wild Crack-Smoking Night Detailed In New Docs

CBC | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada Politics

While Rob Ford undergoes chemotherapy treatments for a malignant tumour, a judge has released the latest search warrant documents surrounding the Toro...

Ford: Going To Rehab Was My Choice

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says the decision to enter rehab this year was his and his alone.Ford raised the subject during a speech to a busines...

Charges Dropped Against Several Arrested In Project Traveller Probe

CBC | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada Politics

Several people arrested in the infamous Project Traveller police raids — which led to the investigation of Mayor Rob Ford and his friend Sandro Lisi...

Former Mayor Taunts Rob Ford

CBC | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada Politics

If you've lived in Toronto long enough, you probably know the drill. When a Lastman's Bad Boy Superstore advertisement plays on TV, it wil...

'Even When You're Clean And Sober..'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Politics

Olivia Chow was the only Toronto mayoral candidate to make direct mention of Rob Ford's substance abuse issues during a raucous debate in Scarborough ...

Fact-Checking Rob Ford

CBC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Politics

In his first post-rehab interview, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits to "lying, conniving and hiding to cover up" his substance-abuse problems. ...

Ford Blames Racist, Homophobic Slurs On His 'Disease'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Politics

Rob Ford says an addiction "disease" that cannot be cured caused him to say and do ugly things in the past. But the Toronto mayor won't say if he w...

Few Convinced By Ford's Apologetic Speech

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford gave an emotional speech Monday, his voice occasionally cracking as he acknowledged he'd been in denial about his drug and alco...

Updated Timeline Of Ford's Scandals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Since May 2013, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been embroiled in controversy that began with published reports of a video that allegedly shows h...

LOOK: Rob Ford Did Turn Up At Pride, Sort Of

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford isn't a big fan of Toronto's Pride festivities, but he still managed to make a splash this year. Sort of. A Ford imperson...

Welcome Back, Rob Ford

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Mayor Rob Ford ended two months of self-imposed exile Monday when he returned to City Hall from a stint in rehab to resume what mayoral duti...

Does Rob Ford Deserve Another Chance? Torontonians Weigh In

CBC | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada Politics

Mayor Rob Ford is expected back in Toronto today. He's been away since early May to seek treatment for alcohol-related substance abuse. His tri...

These Guys Also Tried To Mount A Comeback

CBC | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Politics

The storyline in a typical political comeback often starts with wrongdoing, then moves to an admission of guilt, then an apology and then the rocky ro...

The Original Crack-Smoking Mayor Says Rob Ford's Got Nothing On Him

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Politics

Marion Barry, the man who made smoking crack while mayor of a major city famous, says Rob Ford can't hold a candle to him. In video captured by TMZ...

Director Of New Musical Thinks Rob Ford Is 'Shakespearean'

CP | Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - In creating an upcoming stage musical about scandal-plagued Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, playwright Brett McCaig couldn't help but think of a cer...

Trudeau's Mom: Ford 'Courageous' For Seeking Help

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Politics

Margaret Trudeau is commending Toronto Mayor Rob Ford for seeking help for his substance abuse issues. The mother of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau ...

Ford Spotted In Midland, Ontario

CBC | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford popped up on the streets of Midland, Ont. Friday and stopped to take pictures with residents. According to the Midland Mirror...

Rob Ford Spotted In Cottage Country

Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.16.2014 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was reportedly spotted in Bracebridge, Ont., on Friday. Photos posted to Twitter show Ford outside some shops in the heart ...

'I'm The Most Racist Guy Around'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.11.2014 | Canada Politics

It’s confirmed: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is in rehab and the facility is somewhere in North America, according to CBC News. Speaking on the conditi...

As an Addictions Counsellor, I've Met Patients Like Ford

Felix Vikhman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Politics
Felix Vikhman

Ford's remarks to Joe Warmington in the Toronto Sun about rehab being "amazing" and like "football camp" had all the markings of a kind of treatment patient I like to call "The Fonz." These are the clients that enter rehab totally cool, calm and collected. They have everything under control. They also tend to be full of compliments.

When Did Paying Cash To Drug Dealers Become a Newsroom Priority?

Jan Wong | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Politics
Jan Wong

Chequebook journalism distracts from the core duty of reporting the news. Instead of publishing a story about the existence of the video, the Star's editors haggled over the price of possessing it. In an era of layoffs and demoralized newsrooms, paying cash to drug dealers is not in the public interest. We don't need more photos of Rob Ford with a crack pipe. We need money for gathering news.

Rob Ford, The Addict, Deserves Your Sympathy

Kathleen Hogan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Kathleen Hogan

Mayor Ford has finally allowed himself, in his own words, to be "vulnerable" and seek help for his substance abuse problems. I don't like Ford. I didn't vote for him. Politically, he and I are at opposite ends of the spectrum. He has shown misogynistic, racist and homophobic streaks. A lot of people like his regular-folk demeanour and manner of speaking, but I cringe at his delivery. I hope he doesn't get re-elected. But the man is, by all accounts, an addict. He deserves some privacy, and some decent human compassion for what he, and his family, are suffering.