A new video of Toronto mayor Rob Ford swearing and reportedly drunk was released by CTV on March 16, 2014 after a teenager videotaped the mayor outside of city hall late at night on March 15, 2014. The teen reportedly took the video of the controversial mayor with an iPad when Ford was spotted stumbling in front of city hall.
Decked out in St. Patrick's Day apparel, including a festive beaded necklace, Ford profanity was censored when shown on the evening news in Toronto.
In the video, an unidentified woman shouts that she would vote for him and that Ford is "awesome" while the mayor hails a taxi. Ford yells something that's inaudible and then mutters, "You f---n' idiot' to an unknown person in the crowd.
Ford appeared at the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday and seemed annoyed when a CTV reporter asked him if he was drunk on Saturday night, stating, "Give me a break, guys."
When asked again if he had been drinking when he was caught on video Saturday night, Ford became agitated and questioned reporters, "Are you serious? Were you drinking last night? You never drink, right? You guys don’t drink.”
Ford promised in November to abstain from drugs and alcohol in light of his admission of crack cocaine use in November 2013. However, the Toronto Star reported in January that Ford acknowledged that he was drinking again after being spotted in January "ranting profanely in a Jamaican accent in an Etobicoke restaurant."
Two years ago, Ford admitted to be "out of control" on St. Patrick's Day, allegedly the result of using cocaine and OxyContin. The Toronto Star reported at that time the mayor allegedly assaulted his aide, mocked a South Asian taxi driver, "stormed the dance floor" a local bar and wandered around city hall with an open bottle of brandy. He denied assaulting his staff member.
The latest video of Ford, in what appears to be a drunken stupor, goes right along with his mantra, "I wasn’t elected to be perfect." He has stated many times that his drinking is a personal matter and is totally unrelated to his job as Toronto's mayor.