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The Best of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leaves his house in his car in Toronto, May 24, 2013. Embattled Ford fired his chief of staff on Thursday, as Canada's largest city waits for Ford to address allegations that he was caught smoking crack cocaine on camera. Picture taken through a tinted window.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leaves his house in his car in Toronto, May 24, 2013. Embattled Ford fired his chief of staff on Thursday, as Canada's largest city waits for Ford to address allegations that he was caught smoking crack cocaine on camera. Picture taken through a tinted window.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leaves his home in Toronto, May 17, 2013.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leaves his home in Toronto, May 17, 2013.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford walks on his way to city council executive committee meeting at City Hall in Toronto, May 28, 2013. Two top aides quit Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's office on Monday 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.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford walks on his way to city council executive committee meeting at City Hall in Toronto, May 28, 2013. Two top aides quit Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's office on Monday 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.

Citizen Christine Brubaker holds a cake that she made for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford that reads "Happy Birthday Rob Please Resign" on his 44th birthday at City Hall in Toronto, May 28, 2013. Two top aides quit Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's office on Monday 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. The departures of the mayor's press secretary and deputy press secretary came just days after Ford fired his chief of staff.

Citizen Christine Brubaker holds a cake that she made for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford that reads "Happy Birthday Rob Please Resign" on his 44th birthday at City Hall in Toronto, May 28, 2013. Two top aides quit Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's office on Monday 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. The departures of the mayor's press secretary and deputy press secretary came just days after Ford fired his chief of staff.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford sits at a city council executive committee meeting at City Hall in Toronto, May 28, 2013. Two top aides quit Ford's office on Monday 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. The departures of the mayor's press secretary and deputy press secretary came just days after Ford fired his chief of staff.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford sits at a city council executive committee meeting at City Hall in Toronto, May 28, 2013. Two top aides quit Ford's office on Monday 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. The departures of the mayor's press secretary and deputy press secretary came just days after Ford fired his chief of staff.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford makes a statement at City Hall in Toronto, May 28, 2013. Two top aides quit Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's office on Monday 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.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford makes a statement at City Hall in Toronto, May 28, 2013. Two top aides quit Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's office on Monday 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.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford makes a statement to the media at City Hall after his press secretary George Christopoulos and deputy press secretary Isaac Ransom resigned in Toronto, May 27, 2013. Ford's popularity has not been hit by allegations that he was caught smoking crack-cocaine on video, claims he firmly denied, but he is at risk of being ousted in a 2014 election, according to a poll released over the weekend.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford makes a statement to the media at City Hall after his press secretary George Christopoulos and deputy press secretary Isaac Ransom resigned in Toronto, May 27, 2013. Ford's popularity has not been hit by allegations that he was caught smoking crack-cocaine on video, claims he firmly denied, but he is at risk of being ousted in a 2014 election, according to a poll released over the weekend.

Toronto's Rob Ford (2nd L) makes a statement to the media in Toronto November 27, 2012. Ford, a magnet for controversy during two years as mayor of Canada's largest city, was ordered out of office on Monday after a judge found him guilty of breaking conflict-of-interest laws. Ontario Superior Court Judge Charles Hackland ruled Ford acted wrongly when he voted at city council to scrap a fine imposed on him for accepting donations to his football foundation from lobbyists.

Toronto's Rob Ford (2nd L) makes a statement to the media in Toronto November 27, 2012. Ford, a magnet for controversy during two years as mayor of Canada's largest city, was ordered out of office on Monday after a judge found him guilty of breaking conflict-of-interest laws. Ontario Superior Court Judge Charles Hackland ruled Ford acted wrongly when he voted at city council to scrap a fine imposed on him for accepting donations to his football foundation from lobbyists.

Toronto's Rob Ford (L) runs through a pack of media personnel as he avoids taking questions after making a speech to congratulate the Toronto Argonauts at their victory parade after their team defeated the Calgary Stampeders to win the 100th CFL Grey Cup in Toronto November 27, 2012. Ford, a magnet for controversy during two years as mayor of Canada's largest city, was ordered out of office on Monday after a judge found him guilty of breaking conflict-of-interest laws. Ontario Superior Court Judge Charles Hackland ruled Ford acted wrongly when he voted at city council to scrap a fine imposed on him for accepting donations to his football foundation from lobbyists.

Toronto's Rob Ford (L) runs through a pack of media personnel as he avoids taking questions after making a speech to congratulate the Toronto Argonauts at their victory parade after their team defeated the Calgary Stampeders to win the 100th CFL Grey Cup in Toronto November 27, 2012. Ford, a magnet for controversy during two years as mayor of Canada's largest city, was ordered out of office on Monday after a judge found him guilty of breaking conflict-of-interest laws. Ontario Superior Court Judge Charles Hackland ruled Ford acted wrongly when he voted at city council to scrap a fine imposed on him for accepting donations to his football foundation from lobbyists.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford greets children at city hall in Toronto, November 26, 2012.  The mayor of Toronto, Canada's largest city, was ordered removed from office on Monday after a judge found him guilty of breaking conflict-of-interest laws. In a 24-page ruling, Ontario Provincial Judge Charles Hackland ruled Mayor Rob Ford acted wrongly when he voted with the city council to scrap a fine he had incurred for accepting donations for his football foundation from lobbyists.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford greets children at city hall in Toronto, November 26, 2012. The mayor of Toronto, Canada's largest city, was ordered removed from office on Monday after a judge found him guilty of breaking conflict-of-interest laws. In a 24-page ruling, Ontario Provincial Judge Charles Hackland ruled Mayor Rob Ford acted wrongly when he voted with the city council to scrap a fine he had incurred for accepting donations for his football foundation from lobbyists.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford exits his office in Toronto, November 26, 2012.  The mayor of Toronto, Canada's largest city, was ordered removed from office on Monday after a judge found him guilty of breaking conflict-of-interest laws. In a 24-page ruling, Ontario Provincial Judge Charles Hackland ruled Mayor Rob Ford acted wrongly when he voted with the city council to scrap a fine he had incurred for accepting donations for his football foundation from lobbyists.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford exits his office in Toronto, November 26, 2012. The mayor of Toronto, Canada's largest city, was ordered removed from office on Monday after a judge found him guilty of breaking conflict-of-interest laws. In a 24-page ruling, Ontario Provincial Judge Charles Hackland ruled Mayor Rob Ford acted wrongly when he voted with the city council to scrap a fine he had incurred for accepting donations for his football foundation from lobbyists.

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (2nd R), Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty (R), Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford (2nd L), chair of the board of the Toronto Port Authority Mark McQueen pose with shovels in front of the skyline at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport in Toronto, March 9, 2012.  The Federal Government and the City of Toronto announced a new pedestrian tunnel linking the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport from the island to the mainland in a $82.4-million project.

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (2nd R), Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty (R), Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford (2nd L), chair of the board of the Toronto Port Authority Mark McQueen pose with shovels in front of the skyline at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport in Toronto, March 9, 2012. The Federal Government and the City of Toronto announced a new pedestrian tunnel linking the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport from the island to the mainland in a $82.4-million project.

Toronto Maple Leafs Goalie James Reimer

Toronto Maple Leafs' James Reimer and Carl Gunnarsson warm before Game 3 of their NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinal hockey playoff series against the Boston Bruins in Toronto

Toronto Maple Leafs' James Reimer (34) and Carl Gunnarsson warm before Game 3 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarter-final hockey playoff series against the Boston Bruins in Toronto, May 6, 2013.

Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer looks on in the pre game spotlight against the Islanders during their NHL hockey game in Toronto

Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer looks on in the pre game spotlight against the Islanders during their NHL hockey game in Toronto

Toronto Paragliding