Toronto mayor Rob Ford is in hot water yet again, and this time it’s for apparently striking counselor Pam McConnell during a heated city council meeting.
Pam McConnell was quoted after the incident as saying: "The mayor ran through me,", who got a fat lip in the process. She said she would have hit her head on a council floor railing if others hadn't grabbed her. "He didn't mean to but he pushed me over. I am OK, yes, I'm a very strong woman."
The mayor has since apologised for the incident, but has not stopped the council from stripping him of many of his powers.
The council voted on Monday to cut his office budget by 60% and allow mayoral staff to join the deputy mayor.
While Rob Ford now has no legislative power as he would no longer chair the executive committee, he still retains his title and ability to represent Toronto at official functions.
Revelations that the public office holder smoked the Class A drug crack cocaine resulted in a serious loss of trust amongst his colleagues and the people of the city of Toronto.