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John Tory live on Metro Morning on Wednesday

09/16/2014 05:40 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 00:54 EDT
John Tory, a mayoral front-runner since he entered the race in February, will be on CBC Radio's Metro Morning at 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday.

It will be Tory's second appearance on the show this mayoral campaign. The first time he arrived in studio, there were five leading mayoral candidates, he had yet to unveil his transit plans and the mayor was the man to beat.

Since then, three high-profile candidates have dropped out, another has joined the race and Tory finds himself leading in most published opinion polls.

After Karen Stintz and David Soknacki both left the race, and then Rob Ford did the same after being diagnosed with a tumour, Doug Ford joined the race in his brother's place. Tory, though, remains ahead by most accounts.

The former Rogers executive and CFL chairman has been in this position before, however. He was ahead of then-candidate David Miller in 2003 when Miller swept to power in a wave of support to kill a bridge to the Toronto islands.

Again in 2007, when Tory was the leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, he looked ready to lead the province before his party was defeated at the polls by the Dalton McGuinty-led Liberals.

Whether Tory can hold on this time will become clear on October 27, when Toronto chooses its next mayor.

The public can tune in again at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday to hear Tory rival Olivia Chow in her third appearance on Metro Morning.

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