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Rob Ford controversy: Latest news, reaction to new video, audio tape

Follow the latest developments and reactions to the news that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is taking a leave of absence from his mayoral re-election campaign and duties at city hall to seek help for substance abuse problems.

Ford to take leave absence for substance abuse problems

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he will take a leave of absence to deal with an alcohol problem. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press)