Jan 30, 2014
By Michael Kramer
There’s a new name in the mix – in the campaign to unseat Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
Former city councillor Norm Gardner has declared his candidacy in the coming municipal election.
Gardner filed his papers today.
He previously served as the chair of the Toronto Police Services Board and he’s the second former councillor to sign up to run against Mayor Ford.
David Soknacki, who has also served on council, registered for the election earlier this month.
Meanwhile Mayor Ford has revealed how he will cut 60-million dollars from the 2014 budget.
At today’s council meeting one of his proposals called for the city to abandon plans to spend $7 million dollars to plant tens – of – thousands of new trees.
He also proposed removing security guards from city libraries.
Voting on various motions could continue late into the evening.