Rob Ford’s mother, sister speak out about mayor’s troubles

Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s mother knows her son has a problem, but she doesn’t think a resignation or rehab are the answer.

“He’s hurt himself, we all know that, but there’s nothing that he can’t recover from,” Diane Ford told CP24’s Stephen LeDrew. “And he will recover.”

“He won’t resign, and I don’t want him to,” added Mayor Ford’s sister, Kathy.

Ford’s family members appeared on CP24 to defend the mayor after yet another scandal arose on Thursday afternoon with a video showing the mayor inebriated and angrily ranting. Although brother and city councillor Doug Ford has often spoke on behalf of the mayor, it’s rare to see other family members coming to Mayor Ford’s defence.

The full two-part interview can be watched on the CP24 website.

On Tuesday, the mayor admitted that he has smoked crack cocaine, “probably in one of my drunken stupors.” He also commented about cutting back…

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