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John Tory, Karen Stintz join race for Toronto mayor

New candidates plus Soknacki make for three fiscally conservative candidates challenging Rob Ford

Former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader John Tory officially joined the race for Toronto mayor Monday morning.

Current Toronto councillor Karen Stintz, who is chair of the Toronto Transit Commission, also made her registration official Monday morning. Stintz, a one-time Rob Ford ally, is also a conservative candidate.

The pair join former mayor David Miller’s budget chief David Soknacki, who announced his candidacy in January, making for three high-profile fiscally conservative candidates who are challenging Ford.

Current NDP MP Olivia Chow is widely expected to join the race as a high-profile left-leaning candidate, but she has not done so officially.

Toronto citizens will vote for their new mayor in October.

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