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Toronto Council Strips Besieged Mayor of Some Powers

Toronto city council voted to strip scandal-plagued Mayor Rob Ford of some of his powers on Friday, but Ford, who admits he smoked crack cocaine while in office, promised to challenge the moves in court.   With few legal mechanisms available to remove Ford from office, Toronto city councilors across the political spectrum have been searching for ways to curb the power of the populist mayor, who was elected in 2010 on a promise to save taxpayers' money.   Ford said he...

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