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Toronto mayor admits he bought illegal drugs

TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted during a heated City Council debate on Wednesday that he bought illegal drugs while in office, but adamantly refused to step down despite calls from nearly every councilor to take a leave of absence and get help.

‘‘I’m most definitely keeping this job,’’ the 44-year-old Ford said, insisting he was ‘‘a positive role model for kids.’’

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