Toronto city councillors 'vote to strip mayor of powers'

Toronto's City Council has voted overwhelmingly to strip Mayor Rob Ford of some of his powers, the Associated Press reports.

The embattled mayor has repeatedly refused to step aside after a string of scandals and allegations.

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Toronto mayor loses powers

Embattled Toronto mayor Rob Ford has been stripped of most of his remaining powers as he refuses to quit following revelations that he smoked crack cocaine and threatened to murder someone. During the debate he appeared to push a female councillor.