The Toronto City Council voted Monday to further reduce Mayor Rob Ford's powers since the council does not have the authority to remove him from office.
Among other things, Ford's been caught on video smoking crack cocaine while in a "drunken stupor." But he still refuses to resign.
"Mark my words, friends, this is going to be outright war in the next election and I'm going to do everything in my power, everything in my power to beat you guys," Ford said.
Some politicians say nay to stepping down after allegations of bad behavior surface. Here is a collection of refusals:
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
Ford, who took office in December 2010, says it will be up to voters to decide his political fate when he is up for re-election in 2014.
Rep. Anthony Weiner
"Quit isn't the way we roll in New York City," Weiner also said in the minute-long video posted on his campaign website. "We fight through tough things."
Weiner eventually did resign in June 2011 over the online sex scandal. He re-entered politics in 2013 to run unsuccessfully for New York City mayor's office.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner
Filner left office in August, ending weeks of turmoil over his alleged sexual harassment of at least 17 women.
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick
Back in 2008, Kilpatrick said he would not "quit on" Detroiters because of a text-messaging scandal. Later, Kilpatrick stepped down from office and pleaded guilty to felony charges in his perjury case and no contest in his assault case.