May 1, 2014 8:13 am

Rob Ford is front-page news across Canada

Rob Ford, pictured in November 2013.

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TORONTO — The face of the mayor of Canada’s largest city appears Thursday morning on the front pages of many of the country’s major newspapers.

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The latest developments in the saga of Rob Ford, who announced Wednesday he is taking a leave of absence to seek treatment for alcohol abuse, dominate the front pages of his hometown newspapers — The Toronto Star and Toronto Sun — as well as national papers The Globe and Mail and National Post.

The Sun, which boasts an exclusive interview with Ford, declared: “REHAB…AND MAKE IT A DOUBLE” — referring to the double-whammy of an audio recording and video.

The Star‘s main front page story, “Ford in new crack video,” is adjacent to a story about “Ford’s St. Paddy’s Day Spiral.”

Here’s a coast-to-coast look at how Ford’s woes and his decision to get help greeted newspaper readers Thursday morning:

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