After last Friday political commotion in the Ford saga, it was back to business at the city´s mayoral race.
Mayoral Race 2014
Rob Ford´s resignation from the mayoralty campaign Friday has everyone in Etobicoke talking.
Toronto residents react Friday, as Mayor Rob Ford drops out of the mayoralty race due to health concerns, to be replaced by his brother Coun. Doug Ford as a candidate in the upcoming municipal elections.
Live coverage of breaking news related to Mayor Rob Ford’s abdominal tumour
Doug Ford is to speak to the media on Friday at 7 p.m., the day the day of the announcement that his brother, Mayor Rob Ford, is withdrawing from the mayoral race.
Rob Ford has withdrawn his name from the Toronto mayoral election, according to multiple sources.
Sarah Thomson is dropping out of the mayoral race and beginning her campaign for councillor of Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina, she has announced.
Matt Mernagh starts his day vaporizing marijuana into a plastic bag. He smokes several times a day, consuming several grams to relieve pain from an inoperable brain tumor that causes seizures. He has fibromyalgia, which in addition to pain causes his spine to curve sideways. For almost 20 years, Mernagh, 40, has fought for the rights of medical marijuana users; he’s been attempting to legalize marijuana in an ongoing court case with the federal government. This year, however, Mernagh is fighting a different battle. This year, he’s running to be mayor of Toronto.
Morgan Baskin keeps busy. She’s a Cub Scout leader part of the year. In the summer, she’s a camp counsellor and she travels. She’s also in the middle of what she calls her victory lap, her fifth year, at Inglenook Community High School. In spite of all that, the 18-year-old has made the time for a new pursuit: the mayor’s chair at Toronto’s City Hall.
A troop of inquisitive Girl Guides lines up for autographs in front of a local celebrity, an 18-year-old Guide running for mayor. “I was sick of waiting for grown-ups to fix things for me,” Morgan Baskin said. Candidate Baskin sat in the basement of the Cosburn United Church in front of the Guides, speaking about women in leadership.