Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is turning to YouTube to spread his message to the Ford faithful.
He and his city councillor brother Doug are launching a new show on YouTube on Monday called ``Ford Nation.`` It comes months after a Sunday radio show the Fords hosted was ended, and after their Sun TV show (also called Ford Nation) went off the air after just one episode.
The online endeavour will give the scandal ridden mayor a chance to sound off on city hall issues while also campaigning for re-election next fall.
In oe of the first clips posted, Ford explains why he lied at first about his crack cocaine use.
A video channel called ``Ford Nation Rebuttal`` dedicated solely to countering the new Ford show has already sprung up.
Ford`s Internet premiere comes as the mayor faces new questions about his conduct on a recent trip to the Vancouver area.
A report in Saturday`s Toronto Star cites an unidentified witness who alleges Ford appeared impaired and was ``talking gibberish'' at a pub in Coquitlam shortly after he was ticketed for jaywalking.
Ford has yet to comment on the Star's story.
As the brothers celebrate the launch of their show, the mayor will be a topic of discussion in Ottawa.
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and the city's integrity commissioner will preside over a gathering at Carleton University to evaluate Ottawa's ethics code.
The event is titled, ``Could Rob Ford's Antics Happen in Ottawa?''
Ford has become an international celebrity and the subject of fierce media scrutiny after admitting to having smoked crack cocaine and to showing up in public drunk.