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.