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Toronto mayor departs for rehab, expected to last at least 30 days

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By The Associated Press
Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5:48 p.m.

TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford began a leave of absence and headed for a rehab center on Thursday, leaving his scandalized city in the dark about his political future because a report surfaced of second video of him apparently smoking crack.

Ford announced on Wednesday that he would take leave for an unspecified amount of time from both his mayoral post and his re-election campaign, but he did not abandon his bid for a second term as mayor of Canada's second largest city. One of his campaign rivals and other Toronto politicians demanded he resign. Toronto police said they were looking into the new video, which was reported by the Globe and Mail newspaper.

A day after announcing his decision, Ford boarded a plane for a treatment program outside Toronto that will last at least 30 days, his lawyer, Dennis Morris, said.

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