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David Miller to make surprise run for mayor

Olivia Chow has her first real competition for left wing votes. After a four-year absence from Toronto politics, David Miller is preparing to add his name to the increasingly crowded 2014 ballot.

"David has seen the division, the broken transit promises, the public scandals that erupted after he left City Hall in 2010," said interim campaign manager Avril Tromper. "[Miller] is the only candidate with a proven track record. This city needs him."

In 2003, Miller, a long-time city councillor, beat Tory, who had just quit as President and CEO of Rogers Cable, for the top job.

During his previous term of office, Miller opposed Island airport expansion, favoured LRTs over subways, announcing the Transit City light rail plan in 2007, and implemented the unpopular $60 vehicle registration tax.

Miller decided not to run in 2010, leaving Rob Ford, George Smitherman, Joe Pantalone, and Adam Giambrone to duke it out.

"David wants to bring people together. It's Miller time - again," said Tromper.

More details are expected this afternoon.

Image: Joseph Chan/blogTO Flickr pool.


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