"When I look back at some of the things I have said and some of the things I have did when I was using, I am ashamed, embarrassed and humiliated. I was wrong and I have no one, but no one to blame but myself."
"I want to sincerely, sincerely apologize not just to the people of Toronto but every single person who was hurt by my words and my actions. It was never, never, my intention to embarrass the city or offend my fellow members of council."
"I deeply regret some of the personal choices I have made in the past."
"To the people of this great city, I want to offer a public apology. I used poor judgment and I take full responsibility for my actions."
"To my fellow councillors, and especially to Karen Stintz, for my hurtful and degrading remarks I offer a deep-felt apology for my behaviour."
"I now realize that I was blind to the dangers of some of the company that I kept and those associations have ended."
"My commitment to living clean is now unwavering."
"At Greenstone I accepted that in my position (as mayor), I am held to a higher standard."
"Substance abuse is a very, very difficult thing to overcome. But I will keep, I will keep battling this disease for the rest of my life. I will continue to receive ongoing professional treatment for my substance abuse problem."
"I am absolutely determined to make myself the best person I can be for my family, for the people of Toronto. And with your support I’m also resolved to continue to work harder than ever for the taxpayers of this great city.”