Mayor Rob Ford will return to work at city hall as early as June 30, his brother, Coun. Doug Ford tells CityNews.
Ford checked into rehab on April 30 to deal with what he called “issues with alcohol.”
After much speculation concerning his whereabouts, the GreeneStone clinic in Muskoka confirmed last Friday that Ford was a patient at its facility.
Calls for the mayor to enter rehab started publicly after Gawker published their story “For Sale: A Video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Smoking Crack Cocaine” May 16, 2013 followed hours later by similar reports in the Toronto Star.
The story turned the scandal-plagued mayoralty of Rob Ford in to international news.
Before news broke that Mayor Ford had been caught on video smoking from a crack pipe and making homophobic remarks, his mayoralty had already seen its fair share of scandal.
He was almost booted from office over a conflict of interest case, numerous reports had surfaced of the mayor driving while using his cell phone or reading, and there were stories about Ford’s use of city resources to coach a high school football team.
Allegations of substance abuse and unruly behaviour ramped up in March, 2013 when 2010 mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson accused the mayor of grabbing her butt and propositioning her and the Toronto Star reported the mayor was asked to leave the Garrison Ball because he seemed impaired.