Counting votes in Ford country

An altered campaign sign hangs from a white picket fence on Islington Avenue. “Get well Mayor Ford,” it reads.

Mayor Rob Ford has been too sick after news of his cancer diagnosis last month to campaign for his old council seat in Ward 2 Etobicoke North, but his presence is still being felt by candidates and voters.

For opponents, Ford’s absence is a symptom of the ward’s problems, but as they go to the polls today, voters are divided. Many seem happy to hear that Ford is back and running for the seat he held for three terms as city councillor before he was elected mayor in 2010. For others his cancer diagnosis is leading them to reconsider their vote.

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