Toronto

Ailing Rob Ford casts early mayoral ballot for brother

An ailing Mayor Rob Ford cast a ballot today in advance voting for the municipal election, and told reporters he's confident in his brother's chances at succeeding him at Toronto City Hall.

Mayor admits feeling tired, says he'll return to hospital later this month

'Just feeling a little tired'

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Mayor Rob Ford spoke briefly reporters after casting an early ballot on Tuesday.

An ailing Mayor Rob Ford cast a ballot today in advance voting for the municipal election, and said he's confident in his brother's chances at succeeding him at Toronto City Hall.

Ford spoke briefly with reporters after attending an advance voting station in Etobicoke, where the mayor said he had made the trip to support Doug Ford, who is running for mayor in his place.

Mayor Rob Ford cast a ballot Tuesday for his brother, Doug Ford, to replace him as mayor, in advance polling for the Oct. 27 municipal election. Afterwards, he told reporters he was feeling tired and 'not very good.' Last month, he withdrew his re-election bid because he's battling cancer, but he's running for a spot on council in Ward 2. (Jamie Strashin/CBC)
"My brother's going to be the best mayor the city's ever had, absolutely," Ford said.

Ford, 45, withdrew from the mayoral race last month, after a tumour was discovered in his abdomen. He was subsequently diagnosed with liposarcoma, a rare type of cancer, and has undergone two rounds of chemotherapy.

When speaking with reporters, Ford said he was feeling both "a little tired" and "not very good."

Ford said he'll be back in hospital on Oct. 29.

His name remains on the ballot as a candidate for Ward 2 councillor. He represented the ward for a decade before he was elected as mayor in 2010.

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