Canadian clinic confirms Toronto mayor's in rehab

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Associated Press

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Updated Friday, May 23 at 11:04 PM

TORONTO (AP) — A rehab facility in a small Ontario town has confirmed that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is undergoing treatment at its clinic.

GreenStone Clinic Muskoka in Bala, Ontario, released a statement Friday saying that Ford is at its facility. The clinic says it released this information with the embattled mayor's consent.

Ford announced late last month that he was seeking treatment for an alcohol problem after a new video surfaced that appeared to show the mayor smoking a crack pipe — nearly a year after reports of an initial video that appeared show him smoking the drug.

Ford's erratic behavior — including another video in which he threatened to "murder" — led Toronto's city council to strip him of most of his powers. For says he's running for re-election in October.

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