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Toronto mayor refuses to resign
A new poll out today shows Toronto's mayor, Rob Ford, still has supporters -despite admitting to using and buying drugs while in office.
According to the poll, Ford would get about 20 percent of the vote if he runs for reelection next year. But even more reports of unruly behavior are now surfacing.
The list of damaging accusations against Toronto's embattled mayor just keeps growing after his confession. Newly released court documents detail how Rob Ford's staff members have long been concerned.
One former staffer detailing a night last year when he says Ford was quote "very inebriated, verbally abusive and inappropriate" with a female staff member. And another incident, in which the mayor reportedly was quote "impaired,
driving very fast" with a staff member in the car.
"I sincerely apologize. I understand the embarrassment I caused," Ford said.
Wong - "Mr. Mayor have you purchased illegal drugs in the last 2 years?"
Mayor Ford - "Yes I have."
But he refuses to step down.
Mayor Ford "I'm absolutely not taking a leave of absence."
And he doesn't have to since he has not been convicted of a crime he can't be forced out of office. Although - a new poll shows 76 percent of his constituents want him to take a leave of absence and nearly all of the city councilmembers at yesterday's meeting voted in favor of asking him to step aside. Ford says he's not going anywhere.
Mayor Ford "I am most definitely keeping this job."