Rob Ford 'worst mayor this city has ever had': Adam Vaughan in council farewell

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Councillor Adam Vaughan listen to a public meeting at Central Technical...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Councillor Adam Vaughan listen to a public meeting at Central Technical School in Toronto Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

Don Peat, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 3:33 PM ET

TORONTO - Adam Vaughan took a parting shot at Mayor Rob Ford on his last day at City Hall.

Vaughan — Ford’s most outspoken foe on council — resigned his Trinity-Spadina (Ward 20) council seat Tuesday to run as the Liberal candidate in the Trinity-Spadina federal byelection.

As he left, Vaughan said he had no regrets about publicly challenging Ford’s administration for most of the council term.

“In the last term of council he overshadowed everything we did as a council … Did I stand in front of that train first and fastest? Maybe, I’m proud to have done that,” Vaughan told reporters just before resigning.

“(Ford) was a terrible mayor, the worst mayor this city has ever had.

“The only good thing about today is as I leave, he’s not around to talk about it. And you know what? That’s good.”

Ford has been on a leave of absence since April 30 to get help for an admitted problem with alcohol.


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