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When he was still in office, all of these criticisms were fair game. The man was an addict, and most progressives I know understand that addiction is a mental health issue and needs to be treated as such. Nonetheless, the man was in charge of our nation's largest metropolitan, and being an addict did not absolve him from the rightful criticism he received. But then he sought treatment. And then he was diagnosed with cancer. And then he died.
Chequebook journalism distracts from the core duty of reporting the news. Instead of publishing a story about the existence of the video, the Star's editors haggled over the price of possessing it. In an era of layoffs and demoralized newsrooms, paying cash to drug dealers is not in the public interest. We don't need more photos of Rob Ford with a crack pipe. We need money for gathering news.
It's almost as if the election, which takes place on October 27, 2014, needed to get more interesting. Benz would join the
Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow says that while she is pleased Rob Ford is seeking professional help for substance
Toronto Star editor Michael Cooke says that one of the videos of Rob Ford floating around is a sex tape. Let that sink in
And he has other issues. Like balance. This guy was reportedly connected to Al Capone. And coordination. Toronto is bigger
If you're middle or lower class in Canada -- the very group of people Rob Ford has always professed to represent -- you can't just go to rehab when you want to go. If you can't afford private treatment, you have to get in line. You will likely spend months before your name makes it to the top of the list, and hopefully when your turn arrives you'll still be willing to go and will still be alive. I ended up getting fast-tracked to my government rehab after I overdosed while on the wait list. It's easy to give up when the pain is unbearable, even when help is just weeks away.
Huffington Post Canada's News Editor Michael Bolen appeared on Huff Post Live to discuss the most recent drug video scandal
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford announced he will step away from re-election campaigning for an indeterminable amount of time to seek
Rob Ford says he is taking a leave of absence from his re-election campaign after an audio recording of the mayor making