ROB FORD RULING

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Rob Ford's Not Going Anywhere

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 argued that his removal for violation of conflict of...
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What Went Wrong for Rob Ford?

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?
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Law Behind Booted Mayor Comes Under Scrutiny

The Ontario law that forced Toronto Mayor Rob Ford out of office is now under scrutiny, having been called a Draconian and unfair law that offers punishment that doesn't fit the crime. Ontario Superi...
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Rob Ford Gets the Boot and a City Reacts

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.
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Read The Full Rob Ford Court Ruling

A judge has ordered Toronto Mayor Rob Ford be removed from office. Ontario Superior Court Judge Charles Hackland has found Ford violated the Municipal Conflict-of-Interest Act by participating in a c...
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Booted From Office

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 Ontario Superior Court Judge Charles Hackland. Ford fai...

Why We Owe Rob Ford a Big "Thank You"

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.
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Rob Ford: Master of His Own Demise

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.
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When We'll Learn His Fate

TORONTO - Toronto's embattled mayor will learn Monday if a judge agrees he was in a conflict of interest when he took part in a city council vote on an issue that involved him personally.Rob Ford is a...