Rob Ford, Chairman Chow and John Tory back out of debate that thought inviting Sideshow Sarah was a good idea

This year’s mayoral front-runners have backed out of a debate planned for Monday on a community radio station, citing a lack of organization.

The debate was to be held on University of Toronto radio station CIUT 89.5. Many observers were surprised when long-shot candidate Sarah Thomson was invited but not Karen Stintz or David Soknacki.