Is John Tory set to join the 2014 Toronto mayoral race?
John Tory appears set to enter the 2014 Toronto mayoral race according to a report published in the Toronto Star today. While the article leaves a smidgen of doubt as to the ultimate plans of the former leader of the Ontario PCs, it sounds as though he might already have a campaign platform worked out, one that focus on transportation, youth employment, economic development and a more cohesive city hall. Should Tory run, the report suggests he'll kick off his campaign in late February.
Tory's name has been bandied about in speculation regarding this year's election (as happened in 2010 before he formally declared he wasn't running), but questions surrounding his past political failures, his relationship with Rob Ford, and the demands a campaign would put on his family have led to doubts surrounding his possible entry into the race. Although far from definitive, today's news suggests he's getting closer to tossing his hat in the ring.
What do you think? Is Tory what Toronto needs? Will he finally experience a lasting political victory if he runs?