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Toronto replaces mayor Rob Ford

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 00:41

Despite being ousted from office, Toronto's notorious mayor, Rob Ford clings to a council seat and tells supporters that the Ford family will ''never, ever, ever give up''. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Toronto voters replaced their notorious mayor, Rob Ford, on Monday (October 27) and rejected an attempt by his brother to take the city's top job. "Folks, if you know anything about the Ford family, we never ever, ever give up. And I guarantee, I guarantee in four more years you're going to see another example of the Ford family never, ever, ever giving up," Rob Ford told his supporters at a rally after the vote. John Tory, a former Progressive Conservative party leader in Ontario, won the Toronto election, in a closer-than-expected race, according to the city's election website, fighting off a strong challenge by the former mayor's brother, Doug Ford. Tory, a conservative politician and broadcaster, promised to unite a city divided by four years of scandal and vitriol. With about 99 percent of the ballots counted in Canada's largest city, Toronto's election website showed Tory with 40.3 percent of the vote, ahead of Doug Ford's 33.8 percent. Olivia Chow, a left-leaning former federal politician, came in third with about 23 percent of the vote. But Rob Ford, who made global headlines last year when he admitted to using crack cocaine while in office, was easily elected to the city council in west Toronto ward, a stronghold for the close-knit political family that has a base of supporters dubbed "Ford Nation." Rob Ford withdrew from the mayor's race in September after being diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. He threw his support behind his brother, a city councillor, who took his place on the mayoral ballot, and ran for city council instead on a populist platform of keeping taxes low and ending waste at city hall.

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Toronto replaces mayor Rob Ford

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 00:41