Sunday, May 11, 2014

Adam Vaughan leaving City Hall Tuesday

TORONTO - Toronto Councillor Adam Vaughan will officially resign his seat Tuesday to run for federal office.

Vaughan, who won the Liberal nomination for the Trinity-Spadina byelection to replace Olivia Chow, made his departure official Sunday. He will be leaving City Hall after nearly eight years on council.

“It has been an incredible privilege to serve the people of Ward 20 for two terms, but it’s time Toronto had someone in Ottawa who works with us, instead of ignoring the problems that are unique to Canada’s biggest cities,” he said in a statement.

Joe Cressy will try to retain Chow’s former seat for the NDP.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Sunday voters will go to the polls June 30 in the byelection, as well as three others across Canada.

Another Toronto riding, Scarborough-Agincourt, is up for grabs after Liberal Jim Karygiannis stepped down to run for a seat on city council.

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