Toronto Mayor Ford Diagnosed With Abdominal Tumor

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, campaigning
for re-election in Canada’s biggest city, has been diagnosed
with an abdominal growth after angry of stomach pain for
months.

Doctors took a indicate of Ford’s stomach to endorse a tumor
and wish to have “a decisive diagnosis” after this week, Dr.
Rueben Devlin, boss and arch executive officer of the
Humber River Hospital, told reporters.

Ford was certified to sanatorium late yesterday after three
months of stomach pain became “unbearable,” Devlin said. The
tumor “is not small” yet doctors need to perform a biopsy
to establish what it is and if it has spread, Devlin said.

Ford, 45, has climbed to second place in a polls since
returning in Jun from dual months in reconstruction for alcohol
abuse. In Nov he certified to smoking moment in a “drunken
stupor,” 6 months after a Toronto Star and Gawker pronounced they
had seen a video of him inhaling a drug.

Ford’s brother, Doug Ford, a Toronto city councilor, said
the mayor is in “good spirits” and didn’t residence what the
diagnosis meant for Ford’s debate for a Oct. 27 election.

Ford has been campaigning given Jun when he returned from
two months in a reconstruction trickery in Bala, Ontario where
he was seeking assistance for ethanol abuse. Ford’s leave of absence
followed a recover by The Globe and Mail of new cinema of
him appearing to fume a moment pipe.

The obligatory had support from 28 percent of voters,
according to a Sept. 8 poll by Forum Research. That’s 12 points
behind a leader, John Tory, and 7 points forward of Olivia
Chow. Since a check was taken, fourth place contender David
Soknacki has forsaken out.

Human Beings

“While we might see us debating, we are also human
beings,” Tory pronounced in a matter on his website. “Rob Ford is
a husband, father, son and hermit and we wish to see him behind in
good health as shortly as possible.”

Ford has also been a theme of a military examine given the
first reports of his drug abuse emerged final May. A 500-page
document filed in justice final year described how Ford met
multiple times with Alessandro Lisi, whom Ford has called a
friend. The papers lay Lisi committed coercion while
trying to collect a video of Ford smoking crack.

The documents, formed on wiretaps of conversations with
alleged squad members, also fact efforts by Ford to buy the
video, and instances of ethanol abuse.

’’Right now he should only concentration on removing well,’ Chow, a
former sovereign legislator, pronounced in comments promote on
television. ’’I only wish that he’ll come behind clever to the
campaign.’’

To hit a reporters on this story:
Greg Quinn in Ottawa at
gquinn1@bloomberg.net;
Ari Altstedter in Toronto at
aaltstedter@bloomberg.net

To hit a editors obliged for this story:
Paul Badertscher at
pbadertscher@bloomberg.net
David Scanlan, Carlos Caminada

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