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This story is breaking all over the Canadian press. I'm sure there will be more information coming in all day.

A bit of background!

Some months ago there were stories floating around of a video, reportedly being shopped around to the media, showing Mayor Rob Ford of Toronto smoking crack Cocaine and using homophobic and racist language.

Some reporters from a Toronto newspaper saw it but they weren't willing to pay. Gawker tried to raise money to buy it (and did!) but the person shopping the video around seemed to vanish.


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There is a lot to this story. A LOT. Allegations of organized crime, false identities and football (A LONG story) all surfaced.  Through out the whole time the Mayor has insisted the video doesn't exist.

NO more. The Toronto PD held a press conference today.

Blair said a video seized during an investigation contains images of Ford that are "consistent with that which had previously been described in various media reports," an apparent reference to an alleged video that shows Ford smoking crack cocaine.
The Chief of Police said he's a citizen of Toronto and dissapointed.

The CBC Twitter feed is also saying that the night Gawker broke the story that the Mayor made numerous phone calls to the man police allege was trying to get money from the Mayor.

CBC story

UPDATE: I should add that the police have not said the mayor was smoking crack in the video. Only that it matched media reports. I guess that is an important distinction.

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