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Ex-councillor Norm Gardner wants Toronto mayor's job

Served on North York, Toronto councils

Another former city councillor wants a shot Toronto's top job.

Ex North York rep Norm Gardner registered to run for mayor on Thursday.

Gardner has held seats on North York council , Toronto city council and on the Toronto Police Service Board.

Gardner made headlines in 1992, when he shot a man trying to rob his bakery. He was vice chair of the police board at the time. Gardner was never charged.

He told reporters at City Hall Thursday that "the (Rob) Ford situation has been a strong motivator" for his return to politics.

Gardner describes himself as a "small l liberal, small c conservative", "fiscally responsible, but at the same time I realize that we have to have decent social programs".

As of Thursday night, 24 people had registered to run for mayor. Among them, Rob Ford and ex-Scarborough councillor David Soknacki. TTC Chair Karen Stintz has declared her intention to run for mayor but hasn't yet filed her paperwork.

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  1. Frankie posted on 01/31/2014 09:44 AM
    What a great idea! A gun-totin' mayor. He'll keep those councillors in line.

    Imagine all the late night shows now.
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