Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford are doing a great job giving Canadians examples of how not to handle a political crisis.
In Ottawa, the prime minister is embroiled in a scandal whereby his former chief of staff Nigel Wright gifted a sitting legislator, Sen. Mike Duffy, $90,000, apparently in a bid to make a political problem go away.
Harper says he knew nothing about it — polls indicate Canadians don't believe him.
In Toronto, Mayor Ford has made international headlines for reports of his alleged alcoholism and for a court-protected video that apparently shows him smoking a substance from a crack-pipe — many are calling on him to step down.
Time will tell if their political careers are suddenly coming to an end, but it's clear that Canadians — and in Ford's case, Torontonians — aren't buying their stories.
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