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Deputy mayor urges mayor to address crack video

Deputy mayor urges mayor to address crack video

A close ally of Toronto mayor Rob Ford is saying Ford has followed legal advice in remaining silent about a purported video that appears to show him smoking crack cocaine.
Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday said Wednesday he's been told by Ford and people on Ford's staff that lawyers have advised Ford that saying less is better. Holyday says he doesn't know why that advice has been given.
He is urging Ford to address the video. The mayor of Canada's largest city has continued to duck questions.
The video has not been released publicly and there is no way to verify whether it is authentic. Reports on the gossip website Gawker and in the Toronto Star claimed it was taken by men who claimed they had sold the drug to Ford.