February 2, 2014 in Nation/World

Rob Ford cited for jaywalking

Associated Press
 

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VANCOUVER, B.C. – It seems that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford can’t cross the street these days without getting into trouble.

The mayor’s spokesman, Amin Massoudi, confirmed Saturday that Ford received a jaywalking ticket Friday night.

Ford was in a suburb of Vancouver, B.C., where he’s attending the funeral of a friend’s mother.

Toronto’s embattled mayor last year made international headlines when he admitted to having smoked crack cocaine while in a drunken stupor.

He’s drawn attention in recent months for erratic behavior, but he has resisted pressure to step down and plans to run for re-election late this year.

The Toronto Sun quoted Ford as saying he was shocked officers gave him a jaywalking ticket and that “they went out of their way to do this.”

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police refused to comment on the reasons Ford received the ticket.

Council members in the municipality where Ford was ticketed, Coquitlam, dismissed any suggestion that police singled Ford out.

“I would say it’s just laziness on his part,” said Coquitlam Councillor Brent Asmundsen. “He keeps making the moves, no matter what he does.”

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