Rob Ford’s Brother Defeated in Toronto Mayor Election

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John Tory Celebrates With His Family After Winning the Election

John Tory, a moderate conservative, won Toronto’s mayor election to put an end to the controversial Ford era.  Tory won with 40% compared to 30% for Doug Ford, the brother of former mayor Rob Ford, and 23% for left-leaning Olivia Chow.  Doug Ford had taken the place of his brother, who announced last month he wouldn’t seek re-election after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

Ford’s four-year tenure was littered with controversies that made Toronto somewhat of a laughing stock.  Ford admitted to smoking crack cocaine after being caught in a video, and was ticketed for public intoxication.  Tory vowed to unite Toronto as he takes control of a city divided by difficult times under Ford.

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