Rob Ford Court

Supreme Court Next?!

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The man who almost managed to have Toronto Mayor Rob Ford turfed from office is hoping the country's top court will hear the case.Paul Magde...

Reporters Crack Jokes While Waiting For Ford Verdict

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2013 | Canada Politics

Toronto's City Hall press corp eagerly awaited the release of the verdict in the Rob Ford appeal on Friday morning. The mayor's legal team receive...

Twitter Goes Nuts Over Rob Ford Decision

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2013 | Canada Politics

Rob Ford's appeal of his removal from office has been granted and Twitter is alight with responses. The decision of a three-judge panel of the Onta...

Rob Ford's Not Going Anywhere

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2013 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's appeal of his removal from office has been granted by a three-judge panel of the Ontario Divisional Court. Ford's lawyers ...

The 5 Possible Outcomes Of Rob Ford's Appeal

CBC | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Politics

Today is judgment day for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. After a tumultuous two years in office and a court challenge to his leadership that bega...

Why Rob Ford's Appeal Will Fail

James Morton | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada Politics
James Morton

Alan Lenczner, Mayor Ford's defence attorney, is a damn good lawyer -- arguably the best litigator around. And he did a bang-up job in court on Monday during Rob Ford's appeal hearing in downtown Toronto. His argument is a legitimate one -- but his argument won't work. That's because it is a policy argument and not a legal argument. Appeal Courts, in general, are not there to reconsider facts -- just law. The appeal will fail.

Let The Games Begin

CBC | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford vows to continue "fighting for the taxpayers" in his work at city hall, while he awaits a decision from a panel of judges who w...

Ford's Day Of Judgment Grows Near

CBC | Posted 03.07.2013 | Canada Politics

On Monday, the legal team representing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will be back in court trying to keep him in office. That's when Ford will l...

Judge Says Ford Can Stay Mayor... For Now

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Mayor Rob Ford can stay in office for the time being, a judge ruled Wednesday.Divisional Court Justice Gladys Pardu took about 30 minutes be...

What Went Wrong for Rob Ford?

Deborah Nixon | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Deborah Nixon

The outcome was inevitable and predictable. Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was found in contravention of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act. Whether one is a supporter of Ford or not, Justice Charles Hackland's decision reinforces the importance of two issues -- governance and trust. What went wrong in this scenario?

What's Next For Toronto's Mayor?

CBC | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada Politics

A ruling by an Ontario court judge that forces Rob Ford to vacate the Toronto mayoralty has opened up a legal and political quandary in Canada's large...

Rob Ford Says Sorry

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A contrite Rob Ford finally apologized Tuesday to those who don't like the way he handled his conflict of interest situation, but said he wo...

Was Ford's Ousting Right?

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Questions are being raised about an all-or-nothing provision in a previously little-known "draconian" law that was thrust into the spotlight...

Why We Owe Rob Ford a Big "Thank You"

Katie Heindl | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Politics
Katie Heindl

Ever since that first tender cry of Rob Ford, a sound that can only be described as a siren being sped up through a yak bak repeated by a smarmy parrot yelling at you through an intercom -- shrill and persistent and hammering down on your senses -- we were suddenly all awake, galvanized to this frothing renegade on our radar. Everything he did was newsworthy, on all the national front pages. The whole country was paying attention to Toronto, some saying we finally got what we deserved. Ford was, in his own fumbling toward ecstasy sort of way, successfully rallying the entire country.

Ten Lessons I Learned From Rob Ford

Josh Bowman | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Politics
Josh Bowman

On November 26, 2012, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was found guilty of breaking provincial conflict of interest law, and has been ordered to leave the mayoral office in 14 days. He can and will appeal the ruling, and likely will. Here are some of the lessons I have learned from the troubled and short reign of mayor Rob Ford.

Rob Ford: Master of His Own Demise

Nikki Thomas | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Politics
Nikki Thomas

On November 11, 2012, Rob Ford was officially removed from office for violating the Municipal Conflict-of-Interest Act. A humble leader would have simply paid back the money before it became an issue. A careful leader would have taken the time to familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations, before taking the highest office in the city. Rob Ford has truly been the master of his own demise, and his pathetic downfall was not due to any left-wing conspiracy -- it was simply the last, wheezing gasp of a mayor who tried to do one too many end-runs around the rules.

Rob Ford Gets the Boot and a City Reacts

Devon Murphy | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Politics
Devon Murphy

A court ruling booted Rob Ford from his job as Toronto Mayor, declaring he violated the Municipal Conflict-of-Interest Act. In just another example of Ford putting football before politics, the charge arose because of a council vote to recommend Ford repay donations he solicited for his private football foundation using official city letterhead. Many Toronto citizens (and a particular media outlet) have a contentious relationship with Ford, whether it be over his decision to repeatedly ditch the city's gay pride parade, his questionable driving habits, or his explosive temper. While some may be mourning, many more are breathing a collective sigh of relief. Here are some reactions.

A Look Back At Rob Ford's Career As Toronto Mayor In Outfits

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

Being the mayor of a city is never easy: you're expected to straddled the wishes of your constituents with the needs of Council. But it's also a chall...

Booted From Office

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Politics

A court ruling has removed Rob Ford from his job as Toronto's mayor. Ford was found to have violated the Municipal Conflict-of-Interest Act by Ont...

Removed From Office

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A subdued but still defiant Mayor Rob Ford blamed a left-wing conspiracy for his court-ordered ouster Monday, pledging to fight "tooth and n...

Drive To Win Votes Left Roadkill, Court Told

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Rob Ford's campaign promise to stop the so-called gravy train at city hall may have steamrolled him into office two years ago, but it came a...

Fate Of Toronto Mayor Is With The Judge

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The fate of Toronto's controversial mayor now rests in the hands of an Ontario judge.Lawyers wrapped up their arguments on Thursday in a law...

Key Points In Case To Remove Rob Ford

CBC | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will testify in court Wednesday about allegations he violated conflict of interest rules when he spoke and participated in a co...

Taking The Stand In His Own Defence

CBC | Posted 10.24.2012 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is set to testify in court on Sept. 5 over allegations he violated conflict of interest rules in a case that could ultimately s...