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Rob Ford says he plans to stay on as Mayor, despite living with a 'disease'...
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Mayor Rob Ford appeared guarded and emotionless in a sit down television interview on Wednesday.

He sat down with our broadcast partners at CP24, in an interview that lasted 12 minutes.

Ford was questioned on a number of topics like drug use, his future and his family.

When it comes to using, Ford admitted he's used more than just crack, that he'd previously admitted to using.

"Well there's marijuana, mushrooms.... there's anything you can think of. But that's substance abuse." said the Mayor.

When asked pointedly if he'd ever done heroin, the Mayor flatly denied touching the drug.

He couldn't pinpoint the exact moment that he realized he needed help, but he says the substance abuse was ruining his ruining his health, he couldn't function day to day, ruining his family and his job as mayor.

"Your family, your profession and your own well being. You think after those three go... then."

Ford said even with the years of drug use, he never brought it into City Hall.

"Alcohol was in the office."

There's also the private life of Mayor Rob Ford, the life that we haven't heard much about in the wake of the crack scandal that broke more than a year ago.

His wife Renata and his two children, who are living in Etobicoke.

"They're fine." said Ford "I want to thank them so much for sticking by me through these very difficult times."

Ford says he's apologized for everything he's said 'while using', and he says that covers the people he offended with homophobic slurs, with racist slurs and sexist remarks.

"All I can do is apologize and say sorry. I cannot change the past."

Listen to the whole interview courtest of CP24.

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Mayor Rob Ford appeared guarded and emotionless in a sit down television interview on Wednesday.

He sat down with our broadcast partners at CP24, in an interview that lasted 12 minutes.

Ford was questioned on a number of topics like drug use, his future and his family.

When it comes to using, Ford admitted he's used more than just crack, that he'd previously admitted to using.

"Well there's marijuana, mushrooms.... there's anything you can think of. But that's substance abuse." said the Mayor.

When asked pointedly if he'd ever done heroin, the Mayor flatly denied touching the drug.

He couldn't pinpoint the exact moment that he realized he needed help, but he says the substance abuse was ruining his ruining his health, he couldn't function day to day, ruining his family and his job as mayor.

"Your family, your profession and your own well being. You think after those three go... then."

Ford said even with the years of drug use, he never brought it into City Hall.

"Alcohol was in the office."

There's also the private life of Mayor Rob Ford, the life that we haven't heard much about in the wake of the crack scandal that broke more than a year ago.

His wife Renata and his two children, who are living in Etobicoke.

"They're fine." said Ford "I want to thank them so much for sticking by me through these very difficult times."

Ford says he's apologized for everything he's said 'while using', and he says that covers the people he offended with homophobic slurs, with racist slurs and sexist remarks.

"All I can do is apologize and say sorry. I cannot change the past."

Listen to the whole interview courtest of CP24.

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