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Toronto Mayor Stripped of Most Powers

The Toronto City Council has stripped Mayor Rob Ford of most of his powers, as the embattled city leader refuses to step down following admissions of smoking crack and binge drinking.Ford, who has admitted to smoking crack cocaine, buying illegal drugs and driving after consuming alcohol, has issued a string of emotional apologies, but has refused to resign.The council does not have the authority to remove him from office unless he is convicted of a crime. Ford retains his title and...

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