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Toronto, Canada - Despite calls for his resignation coming in from various parts of the world, Mayor Rob Ford, who presides over a major international city, refuses to step down from his post. The police recently made it known they have a body of evidence collected on a known drug dealer which they claim ties back to the embattled mayor repeatedly.
Evidence notwithstanding, Mayor Ford had only words of remorse and apology to offer his constituents. He expressed his remorse for the many unwise decisions he made and despite the fact that those decisions indicate drug usage, the mayor has stated that he will retain his job citing a single salient reason for the need he has to remain as mayor of the largest city of this prosperous G-7 nation: he loves his job.
“I shouldn’t have got hammered down at the Danforth,” he said. “If you are going to have a couple drinks, you stay at home. You don’t make a public spectacle of yourself.”
“It got a little out of control,” Mr. Ford said of that night. “I can’t change the past. I can assure people, hopefully it won’t happen again. I can make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
"To sit here and say: ‘You know, I’m going to lose 100 pounds and I’m going to be a brand new person in six months, or a year,’ I’m not going to mislead people," he said.
Psychologists and therapists do agree that it is important for people recovering from any form of addiction (drug, alcohol, or sex) to remain gainfully employed. In all fairness, Mayor Ford has yet to be charged with any crime and as incriminating at the video is which shows him using what appears to be an illegal substance, it does not constitute a criminal conviction.
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