Mayor John Tory has barely been mayor for more than month, but already former mayor Rob Ford says he would run the city differently.
Ford appeared at a police graduation ceremony on Thursday and spoke briefly after the ceremony, which was also attended by Tory.
"Some things he's done are just ridiculous," said the former mayor.
While it's unusual for a former mayor to criticize a successor, Ford is now a city councillor.
He has only made rare appearances, however, as he has been undergoing treatments to reduce the size of a tumour in his abdomen. It was this health crisis that forced him out of the mayor's race and into the election for Ward 2, Etobicoke North, which he won handily.
"I don't like some of the stuff he's doing," continued Ford, referring to Tory.
His main bone of contention is that Tory announced he planned to study the issue of garbage privatization, when Ford said it doesn't need study. "Just dot the I's and cross the T's," he said of the privatization deals.
Ford went on to criticize Tory on his conflict with the Toronto island airport expansion issue, since Tory's son does business with the airport. Ford called that "game-playing."
He then ridiculed Tory's parking enforcement policies, which Ford said are not new at all. "We've been doing that for years," he said.
Ford also gave an update on his health, saying he's making improvements.
"We're going in the right direction," he said about the size of his tumour, which has been reduced from 13 centimetres in diameter to six centimetres after five radiation treatments.
Ford said he was invited by the police to attend the ceremony. Police say 88 new recruits graduated on Thursday.
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