From ‘unmitigated disaster’ to ‘common ground,’ Ford changes tune on Chow

 By Jordan Omstead THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- Ontario Premier Doug Ford may have previously predicted Olivia Chow would be an “unmitigated disaster” as Toronto’s next mayor, but he says today that he will find common ground and work with her. Chow eked out a win in the mayoral byelection against 101 other candidates vying to replace scandal-departed John Tory, with former deputy mayor Ana Bailo coming in a close second. Ford had stumped for former police chief Mark Saunders, who placed a distant third, and had warned that under a Chow mayoralty taxes would go up 25 to 30 per cent and businesses would flee the city. But he says today that Chow has been around politics for a long time and knows there is some mud slinging that happens…

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