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Updated: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:20:42 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Rob Ford admits having 'issue' with Toronto police chief



Toronto Mayor Rob Ford told interviewer Conrad Black that he's not touched alcohol for five weeks and says he was never an alcoholic. Vision TV

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford told interviewer Conrad Black that he's not touched alcohol for five weeks and says he was never an alcoholic. Vision TV

"If there's any drugs in my system, any alcohol in my system. I have no problem doing that test."

Smiling, Black replied: "Rob, there's absolutely no need to do a urine test right now."

In addition to Ford’s recent crack-use admission, the mayor has also admitted to buying illegal drugs, drinking to excess and he has seen many of his powers taken from him in a city council vote.

Ford's at-times erratic behaviour has also made him the subject of regular ridicule on late-night U.S. talk shows.

The mayor has embarked on a blitz of selective television interviews since the scandal surrounding him caught fire last month.

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