Mayor Rob Ford stripped of powers, knocks over councillor

The controversy surrounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford continued on Tuesday as he knocked over city councillor Pam McConnell in the council gallery.

Updated: Nov 19, 2013, 12:09 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Toronto: The controversy surrounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford continued on Tuesday as he knocked over city councillor Pam McConnell in the council gallery.

He later apologised to McConneell for the incident who suffered a fat lip and was seen putting ice over her injury.

The Toronto city council voted in majority to strip the defiant mayor from most of his powers and cut down on his budget after he refused to step down from his seat.

Most of Ford`s powers were transferred to the Deputy Mayor.

The 44-year-old called the voting as "a coup d`etat" and promised `outright war` against the councilors opposing him in the next polls, as per news report.

"This is going to be outright war in the next election, and I am going to do everything in my power to beat you guys," he reportedly said.

Ford also refused to apologise and said that he has already apologised several times earlier over the incident.

He was elected in 2010 had admitted earlier this month that he had smoked crack cocaine in one of his "drunken stupors" and admitted to buying illegal drugs.

Over hundreds pages of file was also released weeks ago which showed that police had the mayor under close surveillance for months.