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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Ticketed For Jaywalking
Embattled Toronto mayor Rob Ford has been ticketed for jaywalking while visiting Vancouver for a funeral.
His spokesman Amin Massoudi confirmed that Mr Ford received the ticket on Friday night while in British Columbia.
He was in Vancouver for the funeral of a friend's mother. Jaywalking is the illegal or reckless pedestrian crossing of a roadway.
The mayor made international headlines last year when he admitted to having smoked crack cocaine while drunk.
He has also displayed erratic behaviour in recent months, but has refused to step down and plans to run for re-election later this year.
In recent days he defended Justin Bieber during an interview on a Washington DC radio station.
He told 106.7 The Fan: "Well, you know what, he's a young guy. At 19 years old, I wish I was as successful as he was. He's 19 years old, guys. Think back to when you were 19."
Mr Ford is also being sued by his sister's boyfriend for allegedly conspiring to have him beaten up in jail.
A lawsuit filed on Wednesday by Scott MacIntyre alleges the mayor was behind an assault at a Toronto jail in March 2012 that was intended to keep him quiet about Mr Ford's abuse of alcohol and drugs.
It claims Mr MacIntyre was threatened with "dire consequences" if he did not remain quiet.
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