TORONTO — Toronto Transit Commission chair Karen Stintz will run to be mayor of Toronto.
In an exclusive interview with QMI Agency, Stintz confirmed she will be a candidate in the 2014 mayoral race.
"I believe that elections are about choice and I want to be able to offer a choice to the people of Toronto,” she said.
Stintz is one of the first credible conservatives to formally throw her hat in the ring as a challenger to Mayor Rob Ford in October 2014.
"I've been working hard for the people for the last 10 years and I want to continue working hard for them in the next four," Stintz said.
The Eglinton-Lawrence (Ward 16) councillor said she is an alternative to Ford.
"We're different people with different views around what it means to work for the city and work for the people," Stintz said. "If Ford gets re-elected, we will stand still for four years.”