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Mayor Politely Helps Reporters Get Him To Admit Smoking Crack In Most Canadian Video Ever

11/05/2013 05:06 pm ET | Updated Nov 05, 2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted having smoked crack on Tuesday, ending months of speculation that began in May with reports that he had been filmed using the drug in a mysterious video.

In the middle of a scrum of reporters gathered outside his office, Ford copped to the act in the most Canadian way possible, politely guiding members of the media through his long-awaited confession.

"You asked me a question back in May and you can repeat that question," Ford began.

After a few moments of silence, one reporter spoke up, "The question we asked you back in May?"

"You asked me a couple questions, and what were those questions?" the mayor responded.

"Do you smoke crack cocaine?" a reporter offered.

"Exactly," Ford said. "Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine. Do I? Am I an addict? No. Have I tried it? Probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably approximately about a year ago."

Ford gave a press conference later in the day, in which he apologized for his actions, but suggested he wouldn't resign.

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