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Rob Ford Vows To Return To Campaign Trail By Canada Day

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he will be back on the campaign trail by Canada Day.

Ford, currently at the GreeneStone Muskoka rehab facility, granted another interview to The Toronto Sun's Joe Warmington on Sunday. The mayor told the columnist he has 29 more days in treatment and is learning to take responsibility for his choices.

"No one has enabled me," Ford told the Sun. "We were talking about the enabling thing the other day in a meeting. You do booze or drugs because you want to do it."

And Ford, who maintains he is going to win the election in October, even divulged, to the hour, when he is headed back to Toronto.

"I will be leaving here at noon or so June 30 and be back for events July 1," he told the paper. "I want to have time for a workout first and say goodbye to some people here. When you spend this kind of time with people you develop some friendships. They have been very good to me. But I should be home for 4 or 5 p.m."

That means the Toronto mayor will again miss out on the Pride parade, which takes place this year on Sunday, June 29. Ford has said for years that the event conflicts with an annual trip to his family's cottage but admitted during a debate in February that he skips the event because it's the "way I am."

The mayor checked into the facility on May 1.

Ford didn't discuss how LeeAnne McRobb, a 36-year-old woman from Muskoka Lakes Township who was a former GreeneStone patient, came to be behind the wheel of his Cadillac Escalade when she was charged with impaired driving last month.

But the mayor did send Warmington a photo of himself, shirtless, in the GreeneStone pool. The Sun made it their front page photo on Monday.

According to a Forum Research poll from May 2, Ford now sits in third place in the Toronto mayoral election behind frontrunner Olivia Chow and John Tory.

But Doug Ford said Friday on Newstalk 1010 that his brother will have plenty of time to show Toronto voters that he deserves another chance.

"He's going to have four months to show the people that he's moving forward, he's changed in personal ways," Doug Ford said.

Toronto voters head to the polls on October 27.

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