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Mayor Rob Ford sat down with Jerry Agar this morning to discuss his return to City Hall, his stint in rehab and his campaign.

The one thing that really stood out is that Ford stopped short of saying he would come clean to Torontonians, in the event he fell off the wagon.

Nor would be guarantee he'd stay sober if he won re-election in October.

Rob Ford admitted though, it would be an uphill climb winning back the trust of the voters in this city.

``That's up to you,'' Ford said. ``You're going to have to look at my record and compare it to the people I'm running (against) and you're basically going to have to trust me.''

Ford said it was the professionals at the rehab facility he attended in Muskoka, who suggested he should stay in the race to be mayor again. 

"The worst thing for me to do would be to sit home and do nothing."

Since his return Ford has given a handful of interviews, but has refused to take questions from city hall journalists at large about the circumstances surrounding his alcohol and drug use, the company he kept and offensive remarks he has made.

A group of about 20 protestors gathered outside of our studios in the lead-up to the interview.

They were certainly a distraction to drivers along Richmond Street, as the collection of mostly-male demonstators removed their shirts and brought out protest signs.

Several women were in the crowd but they were a little more modest, wearing dresses or bikini tops.

The demonstators call themselves 'The Shirtless Horde,' in a nod to the shirtless jogger who gave Mayor Ford an ear-full at this week's Canada Day parade in East York.

Chants of "Rob Ford must go" rang out as the Mayor's SUV pulled into the parking lot.  Some protesters were disappointed that they couldn't get close to Ford but most were happy they were able to send a message.

Civic outrage bares some skin on Richmond St. as anti-Rob Ford protest grows.

"I hope the Mayor can see clearly that there are other people, aside from the shirtless jogger, who feel the same way," said Connie.

John Furr, one of the rally's organisers, says 'The Shirtless Horde' will likely make other appearances on the campaign trail as October's municipal election gets closer.

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      Mayor Rob Ford sat down with Jerry Agar this morning to discuss his return to City Hall, his stint in rehab and his campaign.

      The one thing that really stood out is that Ford stopped short of saying he would come clean to Torontonians, in the event he fell off the wagon.

      Nor would be guarantee he'd stay sober if he won re-election in October.

      Rob Ford admitted though, it would be an uphill climb winning back the trust of the voters in this city.

      ``That's up to you,'' Ford said. ``You're going to have to look at my record and compare it to the people I'm running (against) and you're basically going to have to trust me.''

      Ford said it was the professionals at the rehab facility he attended in Muskoka, who suggested he should stay in the race to be mayor again. 

      "The worst thing for me to do would be to sit home and do nothing."

      Since his return Ford has given a handful of interviews, but has refused to take questions from city hall journalists at large about the circumstances surrounding his alcohol and drug use, the company he kept and offensive remarks he has made.

      A group of about 20 protestors gathered outside of our studios in the lead-up to the interview.

      They were certainly a distraction to drivers along Richmond Street, as the collection of mostly-male demonstators removed their shirts and brought out protest signs.

      Several women were in the crowd but they were a little more modest, wearing dresses or bikini tops.

      The demonstators call themselves 'The Shirtless Horde,' in a nod to the shirtless jogger who gave Mayor Ford an ear-full at this week's Canada Day parade in East York.

      Chants of "Rob Ford must go" rang out as the Mayor's SUV pulled into the parking lot.  Some protesters were disappointed that they couldn't get close to Ford but most were happy they were able to send a message.

      Civic outrage bares some skin on Richmond St. as anti-Rob Ford protest grows.

      "I hope the Mayor can see clearly that there are other people, aside from the shirtless jogger, who feel the same way," said Connie.

      John Furr, one of the rally's organisers, says 'The Shirtless Horde' will likely make other appearances on the campaign trail as October's municipal election gets closer.

        Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed vitae mollis tellus

        Courtesy for Rey Mena

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