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Ford against Olympians?

Rob Ford had an oops moment Wednesday when he voted against city council motions on naming a Toronto street in honour of Nelson Mandela and congratulating Canada's Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

The controversial Toronto mayor — who was the only one to vote against the motions — later claimed he hit the wrong voting button in both cases and asked for a re-vote.

"I guess I pushed the wrong button," Ford said.

"Of course I support Nelson Mandela — I was the one who wished him a happy birthday ... and the Olympic athletes, of course I do," he said.

The council meeting briefly debated Ford's call but then moved on to other business and no re-vote was held before council adjourned for the evening.

 

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