Rob Ford is front-page news across Canada

Rob Ford, pictured in November 2013.
Rob Ford, pictured in November 2013. Getty Images

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.

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:

Story continues below advertisement
Story continues below advertisement