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In pictures: Mayoral debate almost eclipsed by preliminary dispute

Tempers flared at Monday night's debate in East York when the Ford team objected to a limit organizers had imposed on the number of campaign staffers

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Mayor Rob Ford walks past supporters at Presteign-Woodbine United Church in Toronto on Monday, July 28, 2014.

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Toronto mayoral candidate John Tory at Presteign-Woodbine United Church in Toronto on Monday, July 28, 2014. The Ford campaign argued that the debate was biased because organizer Justin Van Dette is a Tory supporter.

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Mayor Rob Ford tries to convince a volunteer to allow his brother and campaign manager Doug Ford into a mayoral debate at Presteign-Woodbine United Church in Toronto, Monday, July 28, 2014.

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Toronto mayoral candidate Karen Stintz at Presteign-Woodbine United Church in Toronto on Monday, July 28, 2014. She vowed not to drop out of the race before the election.

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Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow emphasized her progressive credentials at Presteign-Woodbine United Church in Toronto on Monday, July 28, 2014.

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Mayor Rob Ford participates in a mayoral debate at Presteign-Woodbine United Church in Toronto on Monday, July 28, 2014.

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Toronto mayoral candidate David Soknacki called for full cost recovery of development charges at Monday night’s debate.

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Mayor Rob Ford, left, and brother and campaign manager Doug Ford, second from left, argue with Justin Van Dette, second from right, and a volunteer to allow Doug Ford entrance to a mayoral debate at Presteign-Woodbine United Church in Toronto on Monday, July 28, 2014. Police were eventually asked to intervene and Doug Ford was permitted entrance.

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Mayor Rob Ford stands by himself as fellow mayoral candidates, from left, Karen Stintz, Olivia Chow, and John Tory wait to participate in a mayoral debate at Presteign-Woodbine United Church in Toronto on Monday, July 28, 2014.

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