Doug Ford speaks to reporters 1 May 2014
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Rob Ford's brother: I feel a sense of relief

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence from city hall and his campaign to seek treatment for substance abuse.

On Thursday, his brother, Councillor Doug Ford, told reporters he felt "relief" that his brother had "decided to seek professional help".

"This is not an easy thing for you to do, especially when you are the mayor of the city," Mr Ford said. "He knows he let people down."

  • 01 May 2014
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