Toronto mayor in crisis; some backers stay loyal

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Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2013 12:00 am

TORONTO (AP) - When Rob Ford was elected mayor of Toronto in 2010, his bluster and checkered past were widely known. A plurality of voters backed him anyway, eager to shake things up at a City Hall they viewed as elitist and wasteful.

Those voters - many from Toronto's conservative-leaning, working-class outer suburbs - got their wish, and perhaps more turmoil than any could have expected.

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