Doug Ford has been called "Canada's Trump."
Ford, a larger-than-life figure who smoked crack cocaine while in office, was hospitalized last week
Rob Ford, who was hospitalized with an abdominal tumor this week, withdrew his candidacy for mayor and will instead run for a city council seat
Last year, two media outlets said they had seen a video of the mayor smoking crack
Pictures of the mayor of Toronto smoking crack cocaine were shown on an i-Pad in a car park at a late night rendezvous
The deadly shooting of a drug gang member is linked to close aides of beleaguered but unbowed Rob Ford.