10/31/2013 03:54 EDT | Updated 12/31/2013 05:12 EST

Rob Ford Crack Video 'A Big Distraction,' Says Vancouver Mayor

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says a video that allegedly shows Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack is "a big distraction."

Robertson was speaking at Moving the Future, a Metro Vancouver conference about transportation and the economy.

"We need to be focusing on priorities that make a difference for everyone who we represent. And the personal misgivings are really unfortunate when it's all about that. It's not good for democracy. It's not good for the community," says Robertson.

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