TODAY | June 18, 2013
>>> now to a couple of scandals in two major cities north of the border that have people asking what's going on in canada.
>> reporter: montreal mayor left police headquaters declining to comment on the 14 corruption charges he is facing before hopping into a cab. he arrived more than nine hours earlier after being taken into custody at home.
>> no one is above the law and you can't hide from the law.
>> bombshell at city hall .
>> the stunning news lead to calls for him to step down.
>> the mayor should do have the honable thing and tender his resignation.
>> reporter: it involves two real estate deals. throughout he defended himself.
>> i have nothing to hide and i will continue to do my work.
>> meanwhile, the major of toronto deals with his own problems.
>> i do not use crack cocaine nor am i an addict of crack cocaine .
>> last week the toronto star reported there was a video showing him smoking a crack bite. with the allegations about these mayors, oh, canada.
>> the fact of the matter is that our scandals, right now are juicier than your scandals.
>> a distinction canadians aren't likely to boast about, or about. for today, john yang , nbc news chicago.