Doug Ford claims he won't run for Toronto mayor this year

Feb 2 2018, 2:25 pm

Just days after confirming he is running for Ontario PC leadership, Doug Ford confirmed he will not be running for Mayor in Toronto this year.

Last September, Ford said he would be running for Toronto mayor in 2018.

But in January, following the resignation of Patrick Brown, speculations circulated over who would take over the PC party leadership.

Ford, who is the brother of former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, soon stepped in and said he would be running for the position.

At the time, the former City Councillor said he “had every intention of running” for mayor in Toronto this year, but he feels he has to join the race as it’s a “critical moment” for the Ontario PC Party and the province.

And now, a CBC report confirmed that Ford is not running for mayor, even if he loses the PC leadership.

“Yes, that’s correct. I’m not running for mayor,” Ford told CBC.

So there we have it, Toronto won’t have another Ford for mayor after all.

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