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'A bet is a bet:' Calgary mayor to honour Grey Cup wager despite opponent's fate

11/26/2012 03:56 EST | Updated 01/26/2013 05:12 EST
CALGARY - Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi (nah-HEAD' NEHN'-shee) says he'll honour a Grey Cup wager even though his Toronto counterpart has been ordered out of office.

A judge ruled Monday that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford violated the city's conflict of interest rules.

But Nenshi says "a bet is a bet is a bet," so he plans to wear an Argos jersey at a city council meeting Tuesday.

He will also donate about $650 to the Toronto Food Bank.

Nenshi says he didn't want to act too quickly because he wants the Stampeders to know he's still their No. 1 fan.

Toronto beat Calgary 35-22 in Sunday's game.