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Rob Ford, left, stands next to his brother Doug Ford outside his office as he scrums with the media before signing bobblehead dolls in Toronto on Nov. 21, 2014.

Chris Young/The Canadian Press

Just two weeks into Toronto Mayor John Tory's term, former mayor Rob Ford says he's already "plotting" to unseat him in 2018.

Mr. Ford, who is set to undergo his fifth round of chemotherapy next week for a rare form of cancer, told CP24 Wednesday that, health permitting, he plans on running again for mayor in 2018. The controversial mayor dropped out of the 2014 race when a large mass was discovered in his abdomen.

"If my health holds up, my name will be on the ballot," Mr. Ford said. "I'm plotting it out as we speak. I'm ready to go. I've just got to make sure my health is okay."

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After Mr. Ford withdrew his candidacy in September, his brother Doug Ford entered in his place, but wound up in second behind Mr. Tory. The former mayor ran instead for his old council seat in Etobicoke, where he will serve for the next four years as a councillor.

Mr. Ford referenced the drug and alcohol scandals that plagued the final year of his term when asked by CP24 about whether he has any regrets.

"Definitely," Mr. Ford said. "It's all my fault. I can't change the way things happened."

Editor's note: A previous version of this article said incorrectly that Rob Ford dropped out of the mayoral race after his cancer diagnosis. In fact, it was after a mass was discovered in his abdomen and before his cancer diagnosis.

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