Following a campaign full of petty swipes and arguments over photo ops, deputy mayor Doug Holyday triumphed over Liberal candidate Peter Milczyn in the Etobicoke-Lakeshore provincial by-election. The victory marks the first for the Progressive Conservatives in Toronto in more than a decade, which is much-needed good news for Tim Hudak. For Rob Ford, however, it means losing a loyal and experienced number two. The mayor has already announced that councillor Norm Kelly will step in as Toronto’s new deputy mayor. No word yet if he’ll also take over as Ford’s ad-hoc spokesperson the next time the mayor is mired in drama.
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