TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been ordered out of office after being found guilty of breaking conflict of interest rules, but he's not the only Canadian mayor running into trouble:
— Gerald Tremblay: The mayor of Montreal resigned from office on Nov. 5 after his name surfaced during a public probe into corruption in the city's construction industry. Tremblay was accused of turning a blind eye to illicit campaign financing of his political party. Tremblay denied the allegations, but said he was stepping down for the good of the city.
— Gilles Vaillancourt: The former mayor of Laval held office for 23 years and was often referred to as "the monarch," but he resigned on Nov. 9 after the province's anti-corruption unit staged many raids in the city, including at his own home. Vaillancourt was accused of pocketing kickbacks on construction contracts, allegations he has denied.
— Joe Fontana: The mayor of London, Ont. is facing a non-confidence motion by his finance and administration committee after being hit with three criminal allegations. Police charged Fontana with fraud under $5,000, breach of trust by a public official and uttering forged documents on Nov. 21. The mayor has denied the allegations and has vowed to fight to clear his name.
— Sam Katz: The mayor of Winnipeg is facing a court date next April after a citizen accused him of conflict of interest. Katz has been accused of holding a taxpayer-funded holiday party at a restaurant he owns. If found guilty, Katz could lose his position as mayor.
— Hazel McCallion: The longtime mayor of the Mississauga, Ont., was found guilty of conflict of interest in 1982 when she voted on a land purchase issue that could have benefited her directly. She was not removed from office, however, because court ruled she had made an error in judgment. In October 2011, a judge found she violated the spirit of the conflict of interest code when she promoted a real estate deal that would have benefited her son. She is now facing a court application from a local citizen who alleges McCallion introduced and backed a motion concerning her son's real estate firm.