Mayor Rob Ford admitted he smoked crack in a drunken stupor. And he made racist and homophobic comments too! So what! It's just more breadlines and circuses. Thank goodness there's a Great White Hope!
There is the sound of champagne corks being popped and cheers in the streets. Everyone smiles at each other and winks, knowing that soon it will all be over. The hated burgermeister is falling and no one, except perhaps his family, will be sad to see him go. And he has been felled by none other than that champion of democracy, Toronto Police Chief William Blair.
"We have recovered a digital video file that is consistent with what has been described in media reports." Toronto Chief of Police, Bill Blair, on the Rob Ford video, October 31, 2013.
With news that the police have the infamous "crack video" in their custody, the media descended on Toronto Mayor Ford's office today. The Mayor made a brief statement, and fled.
This video was captured by Toronto Video Activist Collective.