Asked about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's admission that he did indeed smoke crack cocaine during one of his "drunken stupors" at least one year ago, Guelph Mayor Karen Farbridge said Ford and Toronto's 44 councillors should do "whatever it's going to take" to put the cloud of controversy behind them and resume the work of governing the city.
"Watching from outside I'm concerned about the chaos this would be causing in their municipal government," Farbridge said Wednesday, not saying if she thought the solution to the ongoing controversy should involve Ford stepping down or taking a medical leave.
"They need to get over it and get back to doing what they were elected to do . . .it's all about themselves when it ought to be about the constituents."
Both Farbridge and Ford sit on the Large Urban Mayors Caucus of Ontario, but Farbridge said Ford, like his predecessor David Miller, never goes to the Caucus' meetings.
"I've never met the man," Farbridge said.