Toronto Mayor admits being drunk in office

Thursday 03 July 2014 21.17
Rob Ford blamed his substance abuse as the cause of his erratic behaviour
Rob Ford blamed his substance abuse as the cause of his erratic behaviour

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted that he got drunk in his office while serving as mayor.

In an interview  for CBC television, Ford said that he had a severe substance abuse problem and his two-month stint in rehab had saved his life.

The Mayor admitted that he had a chronic disease that he would live with for the rest of his life.

He blamed his substance abuse as the cause of his erratic behaviour which included using racial epithets.