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John Tory gains endorsements, makes retraction

10/04/2014 06:44 EDT | Updated 12/04/2014 05:59 EST
John Tory gained further endorsements on Saturday, this time from four Etobicoke-area politicians, while retracting a remark he made on Friday. 

Tory, in an exchange with rival Olivia Chow, denied at last night’s mayoral debate he once donated money to Doug Ford’s campaign in 2010. 

Records show Tory contributed $300 to Ford when he was running for the Ward 2 council seat, on top of a $2,000 donation to his brother Rob Ford, who was then running for mayor. 

Tory has acknowledged the latter donation, but said Saturday he did not remember giving to Doug Ford, against whom he is now running for Toronto’s top job. 

“We were going back and forth as to who donated to who,” Tory said. “If I made a mistake in who I donated to four years ago I certainly retract any mistake I made.” 

Meanwhile, four politicians from Ford’s home territory in Etobicoke endorsed Tory. 

MP Bernard Trottier and MPP Peter Milczyn added their support, as did city councillors Gloria Lindsay-Luby and James Maloney, of Wards 4 and 5, respectively. 

Chow spent time with Toronto's Muslim community Saturday morning at Eid celebrations before canvassing key neighbourhoods in Scarborough. 

Ford appeared with members of the Korean-Canadian community at a fundraiser at Christie Pitts. 

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