Ford anxious to defend his seat
Mayor Rob Ford is hungry for a fight.
But he's got to wait 365 days to find out whether or not he can hold on to top spot at Toronto City Hall. With names of candidates vying for his job - people like TTC Chair Karen Stintz and former city councillor David Soknacki - the mayor welcomed the challenge. He encouraged everyone who wants to run to step up to the plate.
"I'm just drooling, I'm absolutely salivating," he said on Newstalk 1010's The City. "Pay your $100, run for mayor. Pay your $100, run for councillor."
According to the City of Toronto website, it costs $200 to run for mayor and $100 to run for councillor or school board trustee.
A common thread throughout the two-hour broadcast was going after the Miller administration.
"Tax, tax, tax. Spend, spend, spend," said Doug Ford of the Miller years. "Those days are over."
This week marked three years of municipal politics under Ford and he took some time to tell people what "Ford more years" would mean.
"Do you want lower taxes. do you want to contract out garbage on the other side of Yonge, do you want to keep jobs in the city?"
The municipal election will take place Oct. 27.