At a campaign stop, Stephen Harper was asked to explain his party's tough-on-crime stance, especially since he's been supported by former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who had a very public, often embarrassing history with drugs and alcohol. While mayor of Canada's largest city, Ford admitted to using crack cocaine and falling into 'drunken stupors'.

VIDEO: Harper pressed on drug stance, relationship with Rob Ford

The Prime Minister was questioned twice about his law-and-order platform and his friendship with Ford, but weaved away from it both times



Conservative Leader Stephen Harper was asked at a campaign event Wednesday how he could reconcile his party’s tough-on-crime stance with Tuesday’s front-row appearance by former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, an admitted crack user.

Video: The Canadian Press

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