ROB FORD CRACK COCAINE

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Ford Alleged To Have Used Heroin, Too

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is alleged to have been a frequent user of crack, marijuana and heroin according to explosive court documents released Wednesday. Ford is also accused of trying to buy the infam...
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How Addictive Is It?

Ever since Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted to having smoked crack cocaine, various city councillors and media observers have publicly advised him to seek drug counselling. But in a CNN interview that...
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'Ford Nation' Is Resilient

Toronto mayor Rob Ford's approval rating has apparently held steady despite a scandal-plagued week involving admissions of crack cocaine use, public intoxication and the release of a video of the...
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Who Are The Goonies?

The dawn of one of Toronto's most enthralling police investigations didn't truly begin until, well, dawn. In the early morning hours of June 13, scores of Toronto police officers swarmed a series of a...
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Will Rob Ford Give "Crack Heads" a Better Name?

If there's a white-powdered lining to news that the mayor of the fourth-largest city in North America has a substance abuse problem, it's the opportunity to re-visit dangerous stereotypes about people who smoke crack. You've probably called them "crackheads" or "crack whores." You've probably used the word "crack baby." I probably have too without blinking. Why are we so comfortable using crack users as a verbal punching bag? The reason has roots in racism; Society didn't, and often still doesn't, respect the poor black people who are most associated with the drug.
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Media Bites: Five Media Perspectives on Rob Ford

To the endless delight of click-bait authors everywhere, Rob Ford is showing no signs of leaving the headlines anytime soon. The pundits have been smashing their keyboards in wild fury ever since, so what are some of the conclusions they've been drawing? The famous quip about scandals is that "it's not the crime, it's the cover up." But sometimes it's neither a crime nor a coverup, it's just that the politician is a horrible embarrassing moron that no one likes. But that's hard to say openly, let alone in an op-ed.
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On The Rocks.. But No Quit In Him

Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who claimed he has "nothing left to hide" after admitting to smoking crack cocaine, will show up to face another day on the job this morning at city hall. Certain to...
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Rob Ford: 'I Have Smoked Crack Cocaine'

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted to reporters at City Hall Tuesday that he has smoked crack cocaine. UPDATE: At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Ford again apologized for his behaviour but vowed t...