Toronto's mayoral debate a slugfest

John Tory (right) addresses Mayor Rob Ford during Tuesday night's mayoral debate in Scarborough....

John Tory (right) addresses Mayor Rob Ford during Tuesday night's mayoral debate in Scarborough. (STAN BEHAL, Toronto Sun)

Don Peat, City Hall Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 12:48 AM ET

TORONTO -- It was a slugfest in Scarborough.

Toronto's five top mayoral candidates came out swinging Tuesday night during their first debate since Mayor Rob Ford returned from rehab.

Ford crowed about his record in front of an energized audience at Global Kingdom Ministries in Scarborough.

"I am the subway mayor!" Ford told the crowd at the debate sponsored by the Canadian Tamil Congress.

"I am the king of helping people at Toronto Community Housing," he claimed in response to a question about TCHC.

The mayor also took shots at his biggest competition — former provincial PC leader John Tory and former NDP MP Olivia Chow.

Ford brought up Tory's support for a 25% salary increase when he was an MPP and Chow's use of her council office budget when she served as a city councillor.

 

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