A new low for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford?



Following the release of court documents, the Rob Ford saga continues with his latest comments Thursday addressing allegations using lewd language in a live statement. Awkward apologies and new revelations have left many people wondering ... is this rock bottom? How much lower can things go?

The Mayor of Toronto is very sorry indeed. You can hear a series of Rob Ford apologies set to Brenda Lee's "I'm Sorry" here:

For six months, Councillor Janet Davis remained silent as the mayor's denials collided with his apologies. But she broke her silence yesterday, outraged with the mayor's language. Councillor Janet Davis was in Toronto. Joining the conversation was Denzil Minnan-Wong. He is also a Toronto City Councillor and a member of the city's Executive Committee. He was in Toronto as well.

It's been tough not to gawk in open-mouth wonder at the antics at city hall over the past month. But much of the mayor's term has been a wonder for those who watch it professionally. Marcus Gee is the Globe and Mail's urban affairs columnist. He was in Toronto.

Here's a clip from yesterday's scrum:
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And, thanks to our friends over at CBC Radio's Day 6, no longer do you have to imagine what a Rob Ford opera would sound like. Here's a Rob Ford aria, arranged and written by Topher Mokrzewski, resident conductor with the Calgary Opera. Alex Beley and Tyler Fitzgerald sing as the Ford Nation Chorus.

This segment was produced by The Current's Gord Westmacott, Pacinthe Mattar, and Marc Apollonio.
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