Ford an­nounces he will run for mayor of Toronto

Truro Daily News - - CANADA -

TORONTO — For­mer Toronto city coun­cil­lor Doug Ford says he will be run­ning for mayor in the 2018 mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion. Ford made the an­nounce­ment Fri­day night dur­ing his fam­ily’s an­nual Ford Fest bar­be­cue in Toronto, say­ing he is en­ter­ing the next elec­tion to con­tinue his late brother’s legacy.

His last run for the po­si­tion came in Septem­ber 2014 when Rob Ford with­drew from the elec­tion af­ter he was di­ag­nosed with a tu­mour in his ab­domen. The for­mer Toronto mayor — who earned in­ter­na­tional head­lines in light of his ad­mit­ted crack co­caine use, al­co­hol abuse and lewd com­ments — died al­most two years later. Doug lost the 2014 elec­tion to Toronto’s cur­rent mayor, John Tory. In his an­nounce­ment Fri­day, Doug says is No. 1 job as mayor would be to save Toronto tax­pay­ers money.

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