Toronto's new mayor takes the oath of office

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Posted: Dec 02, 2014 5:54 PM

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto's new mayor pledged better days are ahead and thanked an ailing Rob Ford for his public service as he took the oath of office.

John Tory, a straight-laced, button down moderate conservative, formally replaced Ford as mayor of Canada's largest city on Tuesday. Ford's term was plagued by scandals involving public drinking and crack cocaine use. He announced in September that he wouldn't seek re-election as he battles a rare form of cancer. Instead he ran for his old city council seat and won.

Tory and Ford shared a fist bump at the inaugural meeting of the council. Ford avoids shaking hands to avoiding exposure to germs during chemotherapy. He recently underwent a fourth round of treatment.

Tory says he will restore faith in the office.