ANALYSIS: Rob Ford needs early exit, not early election

Mayor Rob Ford leaves his home, headed to City Hall in Toronto, on Thursday, December 5, 2013....

Mayor Rob Ford leaves his home, headed to City Hall in Toronto, on Thursday, December 5, 2013. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun)

Don Peat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:07 PM ET

TORONTO - The only thing a snap mayoral election in Toronto would prove is that we’re a city of Rob Ford enablers.

Ford was and remains the elected mayor of the city despite admitting to smoking crack cocaine, buying illegal drugs and misleading Toronto residents.

Now we start to hear murmurs of a snap election to clear the air and some even advocating it.

Should we spend more than $7 million to have a special election just because Ford is a drunken, crack-smoking global embarrassment who doesn’t feel enough shame to quit? No.

Beyond the cost of the election, there is the simple fact that the actual election starts on Jan. 2 and runs until Oct. 27, 2014. We will be in an election in less than a month and any snap election wouldn’t start, best case scenario, until February or March.

We don’t need an election because one is coming.


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