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Mayor Rob Ford arrives at Toronto City Hall on Nov 22, 2013.
Mayor Rob Ford arrives at Toronto City Hall on Nov 22, 2013.
(Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail)

How long will Ford’s scandal keep the world laughing at Toronto?

You know you are in trouble when a former president of the United States laughs out loud at your predicament. When one of the world’s biggest movie stars mocks you on late-night television, you have reached a whole new level of notoriety.

Rob Ford’s expanding fame continues to amaze. His Worship may be the best-known Canadian right now, apart perhaps from Justin Bieber. He is certainly the most famous Canadian politician (Stephen Who?). Everyone knows the “crack-smoking mayor of Toronto,” as some U.S. news outlets have taken to calling him.