The moderate conservative candidate became the 65th mayor of the city of Toronto last night. He won 40% of the votes, ahead of Doug Ford and Olivia Chow.
The former mayor, controversial Rob Ford, announced a month ago that he would not seek re-election as he receives treatment for a rare form of abdominal cancer. He did however win a council seat at home, in the Etobicoke district.
After the elections, Ford gave a hint about his future ambitions, saying that “In four more years, [we]’re going to see another example of the Ford family never, ever, ever giving up“.
Last year, the former mayor has been involved in a drug abuse scandal, widely broadcasted on both national and international media. He entered a drug rehabilitation program earlier this year to help him with his addiction.
Marie Rolin, IEJ 3E