JOHN TORY CONSIDERS A BID FOR TORONTO'S MAYOR, 10 YEARS AFTER LOSING TO DAVID MILLER

Jun 26, 2013

By Jane Brown

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He’s a former high profile politician and has lost more elections than he’s won.  But John Tory is considering another bid to run for Toronto’s mayor in next year’s election.  Tory lost to David Miller in 2003 and lost when he ran as Ontario Progressive Conservative leader against the McGuinty Liberals in 2008.  But at the age of 59, Tory says he “doesn’t have anything to prove by running and losing.”  Tory is a local talk radio show host these days, and admits he is thinking about a run at the mayor’s job once again.  “It’s still 16 months until the election,” he says, “we have a mayor.  He’s got his job to do for quite some time.  You can’t raise money or campaign until January 1st, but I’m being asked to think about it, and I’m being honest enough to say I am.”

Tory says right now, he’s “not organizing and not polling, only thinking about it.”  We are expecting to hear from the Wynne government this morning, an announcement on plans for Ontario Place based on a report from a committee chaired by John Tory.

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