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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford returning to work from rehab on Monday

After two months in a rehab facility to deal with substance abuse issues, Mayor Rob Ford is returning to Toronto city hall on Monday morning. He told city clerk Ulli S. Watkis over a week ago, via a letter, about the date of his intended return.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to return to work from rehab on June 30

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been in rehab since early May but his date of return to his job has been finalized. Monday the Toronto city clerk received a note from the mayor that he'll be back to the grindstone on the afternoon of Monday, June 30.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford files for re-election first day possible

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who lied about smoking crack cocaine and then admitted he'd done so in a "drunken stupor," filed for re-election today (Thursday, Jan. 2). It was the first day of registration. His brother Doug will be his campaign manager.

Rob Ford boogies as Jimmy Kimmel asks, 'are they all on cocaine?'

Toronto - Toronto Mayor, and sometime figure of fun, Mayor Rob Ford is back in the news after ABC's Jimmy Kimmel posted footage on his live show of a bunch of Toronto councillors getting into the Christmas spirit, enjoying an impromptu dance.

GOP challenger adds Rob Ford to U.S. election attack ad

New York - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has made his debut in American politics. In a New York First District attack ad against Democratic Congressman Tim Bishop, Ford was photo-shopped in an image with President Obama and the incumbent representative.

Poll: 33% would vote for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in next election

Toronto - Despite losing his powers last week and some of his support over the past few months, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford still has a 42 percent approval rating and one-third say they would vote for him in next year’s mayoral election, according to a new poll.

Rob Ford stuns city with oral sex comment, vows to sue ex-staff

Toronto - Oops, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford did it again. As he arrived to his office Thursday morning, he held a press scrum in which he announced that he would be suing three of his former staffers. It didn't stop there.

Rob Ford documents reveal further drug, alcohol abuse

Toronto - One week after Toronto Mayor Rob Ford told the entire city that he has nothing left to hide, Justice Ian Nordheimer ordered the release of some blacked-out portions of documents. The information depicts the mayor as an alcoholic and avid cocaine user.

Rob Ford: 'I need f***ing 10 minutes to make sure he's dead'

Toronto - Two Toronto news media outlets have released a video clip of Mayor Rob Ford showing him in the middle of a tirade on how he needs "f---ing 10 minutes to make sure he's dead." The video was recorded on an unknown person’s smartphone.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford 'sincerely' apologizes, stays on job

Toronto - Speaking to local and national media outlets inside the Mayor's Office, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford emotionally apologized to city residents and vowed to stay on the job for the sake of the taxpayers.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: 'Yes, I have smoked crack-cocaine'

Toronto - Speaking to reporters during a media scrum, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford dropped a bombshell Tuesday as he admitted to smoking crack-cocaine after months of denials. He made the astonishing admission in front of the Mayor’s Office.

Toronto Mayor Ford accused of hitting on, groping election foe

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been accused of doing a lot of things since becoming mayor in 2010. One of the latest allegations could perhaps damage his political career: grabbing the behind of former election rival, Sarah Thomson.

Rob Ford pick Frank Di Giorgio named new Toronto budget chief

Toronto - Toronto Ward 12 York South-Weston City Councillor Frank Di Giorgio was nominated by Mayor Rob Ford to become the city's new budget chief. The executive committee later appointed Di Giorgio to replace Mike Del Grande.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to stay in office

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has won his appeal at the Ontario Superior Court and will stay in office for the remainder of his term. Ford will now continue on as mayor for the next two years until the city holds its mayoral election.

Is Olivia Chow the only one to beat Toronto Mayor? Poll says yes

Toronto - Councillor Adam Vaughan? No. Former Budget Chief Shelley Carroll? Nope. What about John Tory? Not quite. New Democratic Party Member of Parliament Olivia Chow? It seems she is the only one that can defeat Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in a mayoral race.

Toronto Mayor Ford cancels annual New Year's levee at city hall

Toronto - If you're one of the hundreds who want to personally meet and greet Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and other members of council at this year's New Year's levee event, you will not be able to. Ford, who is on vacation, cancelled the tradition.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford taking 'personal time' for vacation

Toronto - Although Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was allowed to remain in office until his appeal of the conflict-of-interest ruling was heard, his office confirmed to media that Ford is officially on vacation and will not be seen at city hall this week.

Rob Ford to remain Toronto Mayor after stay granted

Toronto - Justice Gladys Pardu granted Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's application Wednesday to stay at city hall until he has his appeal heard and decided. The appeal hearing is scheduled for Jan. 7 and a decision will be made weeks later.

Toronto Mayor removed from office, eligible to run again

Toronto - Justice Charles Hackland has found Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in violation of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act. This means that the mayor will be removed from office, but will be eligible to run for mayor again.

Toronto Mayor not 'tearing down Gardiner', guarantees subways Special

Toronto - Speaking to reporters on Monday in the city's east-end, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford confirmed that he will not be tearing down the Gardiner Expressway and that the city will be getting subways no matter what.

Mayor launches strategy to tackle Toronto's employment challenges Special

Toronto - This week, the City of Toronto will establish a series of events, initiatives and programs to connect job seekers and employers as part of Workforce Development Week. Mayor Rob Ford helped kick off the week-long event Monday.

Toronto Mayor denies his family company jumped queue to fix road Special

Toronto - Speaking at Canada's Walk of Fame to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford spoke to reporters regarding the recent controversy regarding road repairs near his family business Deco Labels and Tags.

Toronto Mayor faces charges of using city resources for football

Toronto - Anyone who follows Toronto politics knows that Mayor Rob Ford is a big football fan. He is now facing criticism, again, for leaving a committee meeting early to coach his team and his staff has been linked to “volunteering” for the team.

No protesters at Ford BBQ as Toronto mayor hints at 2014 campaign

Toronto - Protesters stayed away from Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's barbecue that supporters are hailing a success. And he used the occasion to unofficially kick-off his campaign for the next mayoral race.

Toronto Mayor: 'If I lose the court case I guess I lose my job'

Toronto - "If I lose the court case I guess I lose my job," stated Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in an interview with a local radio news outlet. The mayor is facing a conflict of interest case that could force him to resign from office.

Mark Towhey tapped as Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's Chief of Staff

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has selected Mark Towhey, the mayor's Director of Policy and Strategic Planning, to be his Chief of Staff. Earl Provost has served as Acting Chief of Staff since Amir Remtulla stepped down in July.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford caught reading documents while driving Special

Toronto - During the morning commute on Toronto's Gardiner Expressway Tuesday, a driver took a photograph of Mayor Rob Ford, who was seen both driving his Cadillac Escalade and reading documents. The photo was later posted to Twitter.

Mayor Rob Ford to Chicago: 'Toronto is open for business' Special

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is set to lead the charge next month during a business trip to Chicago in the hopes of attracting investment and businesses from the Windy City to set up shop in the financial epicentre of Canada.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in the hospital, expected to recover

Toronto - The Mayor's Office stated late Tuesday evening that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted himself into the hospital after feeling rather unwell. It is expected that Ford will "make a full recovery."

Mayor in hot water over photograph with Neo-Nazi at Toronto levee

Toronto - Yet again, controversy is engulfing the Mayor’s Office. This time, over a photograph that appeared online that shows Mayor Rob Ford posing for the camera with an apparent neo-Nazi during the annual New Year’s Levee at city hall.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday take photos with their constituents.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday take photos with their constituents.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks at the Workforce Development launch in the city s east-end to help pro...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks at the Workforce Development launch in the city's east-end to help promote youth employment and partner with the private sector.
City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam speaking at Toronto PFLAG rainbow flag-raising ceremony at city hal...
City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam speaking at Toronto PFLAG rainbow flag-raising ceremony at city hall.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks at the Workforce Development launch in the city s east-end to help pro...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks at the Workforce Development launch in the city's east-end to help promote youth employment and partner with the private sector.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted during the media scrum that he smoked crack cocaine in a  drunke...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted during the media scrum that he smoked crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor" — previously denying he had taken the drug
Screengrab / CBC
Toronto City Councillor Doug Ford.
Toronto City Councillor Doug Ford.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (L) and his brother  City Councillor Doug Ford  are interviewed by Today Show...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (L) and his brother, City Councillor Doug Ford, are interviewed by Today Show host Matt Lauer in Toronto November 18, 2013. Toronto's City Council voted overwhelmingly at a raucous meeting on Monday to strip embattled Mayor Rob Ford of more of his authority in a move Ford denounced as a coup d'etat while promising political foes election battle next year to rival the Gulf War.
With permission by Reuters
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford sending out first batch of car tax refund cheques.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford sending out first batch of car tax refund cheques.
KPMG Office at Bay and Adelaide in Toronto.
KPMG Office at Bay and Adelaide in Toronto.
Ford brothers: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (R) and Councillor Doug Ford
Ford brothers: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (R) and Councillor Doug Ford
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (C) is surrounded by the media as he returns to a city council meeting after ...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (C) is surrounded by the media as he returns to a city council meeting after a lunch break in Toronto. Toronto city council voted to strip the scandal-plagued mayor of some of his powers
With permission by Reuters / Jon Blacker
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (R) and Councillor Doug Ford talk to reporters outside the Scarborough Town C...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (R) and Councillor Doug Ford talk to reporters outside the Scarborough Town Centre.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaking the proclamation of International Day Against Homophobia and Transph...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaking the proclamation of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia at a Toronto PFLAG rainbow flag-raising event at city hall.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks at the Workforce Development launch in the city s east-end to help pro...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks at the Workforce Development launch in the city's east-end to help promote youth employment and partner with the private sector.
Nearly 800 people lined up in January for the annual New Year s Levee to meet with Mayor Rob Ford an...
Nearly 800 people lined up in January for the annual New Year's Levee to meet with Mayor Rob Ford and city councillors.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaking at a media event for the annual Clean Toronto Together 2012 initiati...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaking at a media event for the annual Clean Toronto Together 2012 initiative at city hall.
City Manager Joe Pennachetti (L) and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
City Manager Joe Pennachetti (L) and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford