Rob Ford scandal: Global reaction to latest allegations

Embattled Toronto mayor taking leave amid reports of new recordings

CBC News Last Updated: May 1, 2014

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has taken a leave of absence amid reports that new allegedly compromising videos have surfaced. Reaction to the story continues to reverberate around the world from Australia and France to the U.K. and United States.

"Toronto Mayor Rob Ford appears to have a personal problem with drugs and alcohol. But, his biggest political problem has always been his relationship with camera phones. The problem? They love him," writes's Elliot Hannon.

Esquire's Stephen Marche observes, "For the past six months, the city of Toronto has been watching somebody kill himself and it's been a spectacle of cruelty."

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