The Rob Ford camp is in defence mode after the Toronto Star published a story on Tuesday suggesting that the mayor of Canada's most populous city has a serious drinking problem.
The newspaper chronicled a February 23rd gala dinner — celebrating Canada's military — where Ford was asked to leave because organizers were concerned he was impaired.
Ford arrived late to the cocktail and dinner event. He was speaking in a rambling, incoherent manner that alarmed some of the guests, according to organizers, military reservists and a prominent Ottawa conservative who were interviewed for this story. Toronto Councillor Paul Ainslie, a strong Ford ally, confirmed to the Star that Ford was asked to leave.
This is second time within a month that Ford's 'state of being' at a public event has been questioned.
Two weeks ago, former mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson claimed she was groped by an "out of it" Rob Ford at a party, adding that the mayor made comments suggesting he wanted to have an affairRead More »from Rob Ford supporters deny that Toronto mayor has a drinking problem