Rob Ford

Toronto mayor Rob Ford offered to buy crack video, wiretap notes suggest

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is not commenting on allegations contained in a police document summarising wiretaps on drug gangs. Photo: AP

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may have offered cash and a car to buy a video allegedly showing him using crack cocaine, according to notes from police wiretaps.

Thursday, 5 December, 2013, 10:40pm

Poll shows support for Toronto mayor unaffected by crack-smoking revelations

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at a special council meeting in City Hall. Photo: Reuters

Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s approval rating has barely suffered since he admitted smoking crack and binge drinking, according to a poll published Friday.

According to a telephone survey conducted on Wednesday, Ford retains the support of 42 per cent of voters in Canada’s biggest city - essentially unchanged in the two weeks since his confession.

23 Nov 2013 - 2:47pm 1 comment

Toronto editor defends story of mayor ‘smoking crack’

Mayor Rob Ford

Canada's largest newspaper acted in the public interest when it published a report containing allegations that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford had been caught on video smoking crack cocaine, the Toronto Star's top editor told regulators.

11 Sep 2013 - 2:53am 1 comment

Press aides of Toronto mayor Rob Ford quit as he faces 'crack video' row

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks to the media. Photo: AP

Two top aides have quit Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's office as the embattled leader of Canada's biggest city faces lingering allegations he was caught smoking crack cocaine on video, accusations he has firmly denied.

29 May 2013 - 11:35pm

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says crack video doesn’t exist

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denies allegations that he had smoked crack-cocaine on Friday. Photo: Reuters

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said on Sunday that a purported video of him smoking crack cocaine does not exist and vowed to seek re-election next year, attacking the media again as a “bunch of maggots”.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Who said it?

Mao Yushi

Can we conclude that the new leaders also agree with those who oppose reform and opening up?

26 May 2013 - 4:35am

Toronto mayor denies crack-smoking claims

Mayor Rob Ford breaks his silence on the allegations. Photo: Reuters

Toronto mayor Rob Ford denied he smokes crack cocaine and said he is not an addict, breaking a week of silence over reports of a video purportedly showing him using the drug.

26 May 2013 - 7:46am

Toronto mayor Rob Ford told me crack claim a lie, says brother

As well as allegedly smoking crack, Rob Ford is accused of uttering anti-gay slurs. Photo: Reuters

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's brother said Ford has told him that reports of a purported video that appears to show the mayor smoking crack cocaine are untrue and that the media is trying to destroy his brother.

24 May 2013 - 4:27am

Who said it?

Barry Cheung Chun-yuen

There is no question of not getting your money back or anything like that.

19 May 2013 - 3:55am