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“I’ve used nearly all drugs,” Rob Ford Rob Ford’s record ‘disgraceful’

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Published on July 04, 2014 with No Comments

The bare-chested jogger who confronted Mayor Rob Ford at a Canada Day parade may have sympathy for the man’s personal demons, but says his term as mayor has been “disgraceful.” Joe Killoran spoke to a national TV channels after he hurled some strong questions to Ford but didn’t  receive any answers. The unexpected meeting has inspired dozens of tweets.  Killoran, who is a local high school teacher, believes the mayor should resign,something he thinks most people living in Toronto want to see happen. Joe Killoran, the so-called ‘shirtless jogger’ who confronted Mayor Rob Ford at a Canada Day parade, says that he believes the chief magistrate’s term as mayor has been ‘disgraceful.’ “I think it’s demoralizing, depressing for citizens of this city that this sideshow continues, he continues to inflict himself upon us,” Killoran said.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has told media he was “born an alcoholic” and had used “every drug you can probably think of”.  But the mayor refused to say if he would step down if he abused drugs or alcohol again. The interviews come as  Ford returned to work earlier this week after attending a rehab programme. He is seeking re-election in October, saying it is up to voters whether he remains mayor.  When asked by one of the TV channels if he would quit if he used drugs again, he stressed he would be receiving treatment “for the rest of my life” and was taking it one day at a time. “I know I didn’t drink yesterday, and I know I haven’t drank today,”Rob  Ford said. He also acknowledged that his substance-abuse was behind homophobic and sexist comments he had made. “I think that goes along with having this disease,” Rob Ford told the Channels,  “You do things, you say things that aren’t you. I take full responsibility. All I can do is apologise and deal with this disease.” Ford has been stripped of many of his powers after admitting using and buying illegal drugs while mayor. Two main challengers, Conservative businessman and broadcaster John Tory and former New Democratic Party member of parliament Olivia Chow, are vying to replace him as mayor in the 27 October election. Ford acknowledged last year that he had smoked crack in a ‘drunken stupor’. Ford had entered the GreeneStone facility in Ontario on May 1 to be treated for alcohol addition after announcing in April that he was seeking treatment.

He made the decision after another video surfaced that apparently showed him smoking crack; Ford admitted last year after reports of a similar video that he had smoked crack in a ‘drunken stupor,’ following months of denials.














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