Ford cuts out after not cutting weight

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford arrives at his weekly weigh-in Tuesday, May 8, 2012. The mayor appeared on...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford arrives at his weekly weigh-in Tuesday, May 8, 2012. The mayor appeared on briefly and left after registering a 4-pound gain. (MICHAEL PEAKE/QMI Agency)

Don Peat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:18 PM ET

TORONTO — Mayor Rob Ford is losing his battle to cut his own waist.

Ford stepped on the scale for his weekly weigh-in Tuesday to find he's gained 4 lbs., bringing his weight back up to 314 lbs. The mayor is trying to get his weight down to 280 lbs. by mid-June as part of his Cut the Waist campaign.

After he weighed in, Ford walked back to his office and for the second day in a row refused to answer questions from the media.

Coun. Doug Ford, who weighed in at 247 lbs., referenced his brother's run-in with Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale last week by saying "Where's my friend Daniel?"

"I just said hello to him, that's all," Ford said.

The councillor said he doesn't know why the mayor wouldn't take questions.

"I don't speak for the mayor," Ford said.

The councillor again blasted the Toronto Star for his brother's confrontation with Dale behind the mayor's property. Dale says he was researching a story about a piece of neighbouring land the mayor wants to purchase, but the mayor didn't appreciate what he feels was a breach of his and his family's privacy.

"I feel sorry for Daniel Dale, in my opinion he was thrown underneath the bus by his own company," Doug Ford said.

Dale said he just wants to get back to work at City Hall.

"If by 'thrown under the bus' Coun. Ford meant that the Star sent me on this assignment to cause trouble...that is categorically untrue," Dale said.

"This was a story that I got, I myself decided to go to this public land in order to get relevant information. I told my editor I was going."


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