TORONTO – Mayor Rob Ford has confirmed Scarborough-Agincourt Coun. Norm Kelly as Toronto’s new deputy mayor.
Kelly, 71, will be taking over for Doug Holyday, who now represents Etobicoke-Lakeshore at Queen’s Park.
I am very pleased to announce the appointment of my new Deputy Mayor, Norm Kelly. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role
— Mayor Rob Ford (@TOMayorFord) August 19, 2013
The role of the deputy mayor is to act in place of the mayor whenever the incumbent is unable to be present to perform his normal functions and duties. The deputy mayor may execute the powers of the mayor’s office at the committee of the whole and is a mandated member of the mayor’s executive committee.