TORONTO — Toronto’s embattled mayor has offered another emotional apology for his “mistakes” but says he loves his job and has no plans to step aside.
After months of denying he’s used drugs, Rob Ford admitted earlier Tuesday that he has smoked crack cocaine while in office.
Ford says he kept his drug use from his family, his staff and his colleagues at city hall because he was “embarrassed and ashamed.”
The mayor says “these mistakes will never, ever, ever happen again.”
Ford has been under intense scrutiny since May, when two media outlets reported the existence of a video that they said appeared to show the mayor smoking crack.
Last week, Toronto’s police chief said authorities had recovered a video of the mayor with images that corresponded with those media reports.