Rob Ford has won his court appeal, which means he will remain mayor of Toronto.
The appeal to Divisional Court stems from a November decision, in which Justice Charles Hackland found that the mayor had contravened the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act when he spoke at a council meeting in February 2012 and then voted on an item that had to do with the use of city resources to solicit donations to his private football charity.
The penalty for Ford’s actions, Hackland ruled, was that the mayor would be removed from office, as the law dictates. Ford appealed that decision and was also granted a stay, which allowed him to remain in office until after the appeal.
In the decision released Friday morning, a panel of three
judges write that Hackland was wrong: “we conclude that the application
judge erred in finding that Mr. Ford contravened the MCIA [Municipal
Conflict of Interest Act],” says the judgement... although they don't really explain how Hackland was wrong - and many people think the appeal judges were simply bullied / bribed into allowing the mayor to stay in power.
Now that Ford has won his appeal, he will continue governing at city
hall until the next regularly scheduled municipal election, which is in
less than two years time, on Oct. 27, 2014.
Some of the cartoons below are older and date from BEFORE Rob Ford was elected. (Or before he got caught smoking crack on video.) ...
Rob Ford is a bully and he doesn't like people making fun of his weight because then the tables are turned on him. But he doesn't le...
There is a rumour circulating that a sample of Rob Ford's hair has tested positive for past cocaine use. Just a rumour. Can't verif...
Honestly, people cannot get enough of making fun of Toronto's crackhead mayor Rob Ford. UPDATE Since then screen shots of Rob ...
Rob Ford's crack cocaine dealer, Scott MacIntyre has been charged with two counts of threatening death, forcible entry and possession ...
A new Toronto Rocket subway train was temporarily out of commission Tuesday after a graffiti-loving vandal spray painted “Fuck Rob Ford” in ...
If a new video came out showing Rob Ford doing appalling acts, I really would not be surprised. The man will do anything for attention. An...
Right: A court sketch shows Nisar Hashimi, who has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the shooting death of Anthony Smith. The killer of ...
Yesterday, St. Patrick's Day, Rob Ford was escorted out of the bar Bier Markt after "storming the dance floor" and exhibiting ...