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  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    An aide to Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has been fired after a video of him allegedly smoking crystal meth was posted online. Jean-François Thibault no longer works for the mayor’s office, spokeswoman Catherine Maurice told the Montreal Gazette. He had worked for Coderre since 2014, arranging logistics ahead of the mayor's appointments.

    “This behaviour is unacceptable to the mayor,” Maurice said. She added that the mayor’s team would support Thibault in getting help.

    A video obtained by TVA Nouvelles that shows Thibault lighting and smoking a pipe was published on Thursday. Thibault later admitted that he was smoking crystal meth, the report said.

    The news broke just hours after Coderre said that he would have “zero tolerance” for illegal marijuana dispensaries in Montreal.

    La Presse previously reported Thibault owed the city $11,000 in unpaid parking tickets.

    The situation is reminiscent of the scandal that enveloped former Toronto mayor Rob Ford in 2013. The Toronto Star and American website Gawker reported watching a video clip in which Ford appeared to be smoking the illicit drug, and making racist and homophobic remarks.

    A video of Ford smoking crack cocaine was made public in August, about five months after his death from cancer.

    To view the video of Mayor Denis Coderre's assistant smoking crystal methamphetamine, go here.

    By Emma Palling - The Huffington Post/Dec. 16, 2016
    Photo: André Maillet, radiocanada
    Newshawk Crew

    Author Bio

    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.


  1. AKA_freckles
    Is that last line a crazy typo? Its the aide to the mayor, not Coderre, and he wasn't sorting he was smoking. Weird.

    Anyway what a shit way to lose a job where you can float that many parking tickets.
  2. Beenthere2Hippie
    It was "smoking" of meth by the mayor's aide. You're fully correct. My bad for adding the word "snort" in the video link of the last line of the story. Very sorry, and thank you for catching my error, Freckles.
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