TORONTO, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will stay
in power pending an appeal of a conflict of interest ruling that
was set to kick him out of office, a Toronto court ruled on
Madam Justice Gladys Pardu of the Ontario Divisional Court
suspended a previous court ruling that ousted Ford. The appeal
is set to be heard on Jan. 7.
Ford, a larger-than-life character who took power on a
promise to stop the gravy train at City Hall, has argued that he
did nothing wrong when he voted to overturn an order that he
repay money that lobbyists had given to a charity he runs.
(Reporting by Claire Sibonney; Editing by Janet Guttsman, Russ
Blinch and Nick Zieminski)