Toronto mayor resigns an hour after newspaper exposes affair with employee – Latest News Update

Toronto Mayor John Tory resigned about an hour after a media report revealed he was having an affair with one of his staffers.

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Tory, 68, did not deny the report, instead confirming that he had been having a months-long affair with a 31-year-old adviser. That news was first reported to The Star.

“I recognize that it was a grave error of judgment on my part to allow this relationship to develop,” Tory said in his announcement to the press.

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The mayor said he is stepping down to avoid the mayoral office being compromised and to focus on his family.

“I think it is important, as I have always done, that the office of mayor is not compromised in any way and that the city government itself is not seen, but through a period of prolonged controversy, arising from this error of judgment on my part, especially in light of some of the challenges facing the city,” he said.

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crazy mayor Jennifer McKelvie temporarily steps into Tory’s position. The Star reported that Toronto has 60 days to officially elect a new mayor.

According to Tory, who was first elected in 2014, his affair began during the Covid pandemic and ended by consensual. He has been married for over 40 years.

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“I am deeply sorry and I apologize unreservedly to the people of Toronto and to anyone who was hurt by my actions,” Tory said. “Most of all, I apologize to my wife, Barb, and to my family, whom I have failed more than anyone.”

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