The past week and a half have been a chaotic time for Rob Ford, following reports from the Toronto Star and Gawker that the Toronto mayor was caught on video, allegedly smoking what appeared to be crack cocaine. This was not the first time that Ford found himself in trouble: in 1999, he was arrested for driving under the influence while on vacation in Florida. Then, in 2006, he was escorted out of a hockey game at the Air Canada Centre, intoxicated, after shouting at other fans. He initially denied even being at the game, but eventually admitted to the incident. Since his election in 2010, he has been a lightning rod for controversy, infuriating Toronto's left and slowly losing his grip on council's agenda. Here is an account of the fast-evolving controversy, and a quick rundown of how Rob Ford ended up here.
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