Toronto

Toronto : John Tory ends the Rob Ford era

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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.

PHOTO CHRIS YOUNG, LA PRESSE CANADIENNE
Photo Chris Young, LA PRESSE CANADIENNE

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.

Former mayor John Ford
Former mayor John Ford

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