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John Tory vows not to make ‘enemies list’ if elected mayor

If elected mayor of Toronto, John Tory has promised he won’t make “an enemies list.”

He’s promised to “show up for work each day” and “defend our laws, not break them.”

And he will “answer questions — not (run) from them” and release a “weekly schedule that is public.”

Each of these pledges is part of Tory’s 10-part “Code of Personal and Political Conduct,” which he announced at a Thursday morning press conference.

While the policy is largely an attack on Mayor Rob Ford’s work ethic, Tory also introduced other ideas, such as requiring “all lobbyists” to register — including union lobbyists in some situations, and expanding the number of penalties misbehaving elected officials and public servants can face. (Currently under council’s Code of Conduct, members can only be given a reprimand or a suspension of pay for up to 90 days.)

“Many Torontonians, myself included, supported elements of Mr. Ford’s fiscal plan when he was first elected. But things have changed with this mayor. Torontonians did not know they were electing a mayor who would hang out with criminals and people involved in drugs. The very people he should be trying to get off our streets,” Tory said.

“Today I want to leave no doubt about the conduct Torontonians can expect from me as their mayor.”

Shortly after Tory’s announcement, Olivia Chow’s campaign released a list of Tory’s “10 most-notable lapses” in terms of “questionable behaviour.”

That list includes “Tory donated thousands to Rob and Doug Ford, and now claims to have opposed them. In November 2010, after Ford’s victory, Tory told the Toronto Star: “Rob Ford won a large mandate…it’s our responsibility to get on board and help him improve the city.”

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