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August 20, 2013
Mayor Rob Ford appoints Norm Kelly Toronto's Deputy Mayor
Mayor Rob Ford is pleased to announce the appointment of Councillor Norm Kelly (Ward 40 Scarborough Agincourt) as the new Deputy Mayor for Toronto.

"I am honoured to have somebody with Councillor Kelly's experience and enthusiasm as my new Deputy Mayor," said Mayor Ford. "He has a strong strategic approach and shares my priorities, as shown through his consistent commitment to bringing subways to the people of Scarborough. With great respect, I welcome Norm Kelly as the new Deputy Mayor of Toronto."

Councillor Kelly brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role of Deputy Mayor, and replaces Doug Holyday, who was recently elected to serve at the provincial level of government.

The Deputy Mayor assists the Mayor, is Vice Chair of Executive Committee and can act as Mayor when the Mayor is absent from the City or absent because of illness, or when the office of the Mayor is vacant. The Deputy Mayor has, and may exercise, all the rights, power and authority of the Mayor, except the by-right-of-office powers of the Mayor as a member of a community council.

In 1980, Councillor Kelly won a seat as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre, under the leadership of the Right Honourable Pierre Elliot Trudeau. After the defeat of the Liberal Government in 1984, Kelly established a successful real estate brokerage in Toronto. In 1994, he returned to public office as a Metro Toronto Councillor. He has been returned as the Councillor for Ward 40 Scarborough Agincourt in elections held in 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2010.

Further biographical details are available at

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Amin Massoudi
Special Assistant - Communications, Mayor's Office



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