Panicked councillors, harried staffers, a cancelled trip to Boston and … an earthquake?
When the revelation that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was caught smoking crack on video first hit the city in May, it was a chaotic time for the Big Smoke. So chaotic, in fact, that the city suffered through an earthquake and no one seemed to notice.
While there isn't really a connection between the May 17 earthquake and reports from the Toronto Star and Gawker of a video showing Ford smoke crack cocaine, details of the earthquake were among a frenetic series of emails passed between Ford's inner circle in the days after the crack video revelation.
The Toronto Sun has obtained more than 7,000 pages of staff emails from May and June through a freedom of information request. And while the emails don't necessarily break any new ground on the simmering crack scandal, they do offer insight into the chaos it caused in the Mayor's Office.
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