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Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford joins board of Hockey Hall of Fame

Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford joins board of Hockey Hall of Fame

TORONTO — Two things Canada is most known for, whether it likes it or not, are hockey and ex-Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. So it is perhaps only fitting that Canada's national pastime and one of its most internationally recognizable people would team up. Ford, who became a global sensation in 2013 after admitting he'd smoked crack cocaine, has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum's board of directors, the hall announced Saturday. Ford was diagnosed with malignant liposarcoma last year, a rare type of soft tissue cancer, forcing him to quit his bid for re-election for mayor. He ran for his old seat in city council instead and won. Ford said he got good...

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