The mayoral election on 27 Oct 2014 in Toronto, Canada's most populous city, sees
its scandal-plagued mayor, Rob Ford, attempting to hold on to his job.
He has some 40 rivals in the race. The scandals, which involve smoking crack cocaine in a drunken stupor and spouting obscenities on live television, have thrust both Ford and the Toronto election into world headlines. But the scandals might not be his undoing. His campaign boast -- that he has kept tight watch on public money - is proving to have traction and his nearest rivals might fail to inspire the electorate. They are Olivia Chow, on the political left, and John Tory, in the political center. Both accuse the mayor of ruining the city's reputation.
Date written/update: 2014-04-05