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Rob Ford could return to mayoral campaign from rehab in four to five weeks, Doug Ford says

Posted on 28 May 2014 by admin

Councillor Doug Ford indicated Tuesday that his brother, Mayor Rob Ford, intends to stay in the mayoral race when he returns from addiction treatment.

The councillor, who is also his brother’s campaign manager, suggested the mayor could return from rehab in “the next four or five weeks,” although he added, “I’m not really sure.”

Speaking to reporters outside a meeting of the City’s Executive Committee, Councillor Ford said he saw his brother recently.

“He looks like a champion,” he said.

“Make no mistake, if there’s one thing I learned about Rob Ford, [it’s] never count Rob Ford out of a race. It shocks me, it does as his brother. He’s helped tens of thousands of people over the years. And he’s going to continue moving this city forward.”

Mayor Ford, an admitted crack user with an alcohol problem, is undergoing treatment at GreeneStone, a private residential addiction treatment centre in Ontario’s Muskoka region.

Last week, a local woman was arrested and charged with driving under in the influence while in possession of Mayor Ford’s signature black Cadillac Escalade.

Doug Ford said he did not ask his brother how the woman came to have the car or what her relationship is to the mayor.

“I didn’t get into it. I stayed positive… he’s in a positive mind right now. But he’s looking great, sounds great. Just wait until he gets back.”

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