Toronto Councillor Doug Ford and brother Mayor Rob Ford on their weekly radio show on Newstalk 1010 on Sunday May 28, 2012.
Credits: MICHAEL PEAKE/TORONTO SUN/QMI AGENCY
Mayor Rob Ford's brother told QMI Agency Friday he wouldn't hesitate to run this time around for the Progressive Conservatives in the riding of Etobicoke North.
"If he (Premier Dalton McGuinty) calls the election, I'll be gone in about 10 seconds," Ford said.
"I'm going to represent the same people as my dad represented, that I represent now (as a councillor), that Rob represented (as a councillor).
"I'm not leaving my constituents, I'm just serving them at a higher level."
Liberal MPP Shafiq Qaadri currently represents the riding of Etobicoke North, but Ford said he'll "fight like hell" to win it for the Tories.
"I'm going to go to the province, we're going to stop the gravy train at the province and we're going to turn it around just like we're turning the city around - slowly but surely," Ford said. "Because we can't sustain the amount of money the Liberals have spent."
While he doubts McGuinty will actually take Ontario to the polls this summer, he urged the Liberal leader to "bring it on."
"All he's doing is posturing," Ford said.
"Can (McGuinty) say the words 'David Peterson?'"
Peterson called a snap election in 1990 less than three years into his term as premier and ended up losing to then-NDP leader Bob Rae.
Asked if he'd miss City Hall at all, Ford responded, "No."
"There's no structure, it's dysfunctional, it's totally dysfunctional," he said. "If they had a strong mayor system and you don't have people flying off the handle, then I'd consider it."