Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has reportedly fired his chief of staff on Thursday, one week after reports emerged that Ford was videotaped smoking from a crack pipe.
The Mayor's Office released a statement announcing the decision:
Effective immediately, Mark Towhey is no longer working in the Office of the Mayor. Mr. Towhey has been an intricate part of the Mayor's Office and has made many valuable contributions. The Mayor thanks Mr. Towhey for his valuable service and wishes him the very best in his future endeavors. Earl Provost, Deputy Chief of Staff, will assume the role of Acting Chief of Staff until further notice.
Mark Towhey left Toronto City Hall after speaking with the mayor Thursday afternoon. CBC News reporter Jamie Strashin says Towhey confirmed it was not his decision to leave.
Mayor's Chief of Staff Mark Towhey has been fired according him. He just left city hall.#sl
— Jamie Strashin (@StrashinCBC) May 23, 2013
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