All right, let’s do it all again.
News that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will be allowed to run in a potential byelection broke on Friday after the judge that threw him from office clarified his stance on the subject.
Justice Charles Hackland addressed his ruling from earlier this week, which said that Ford was to be removed from office for breaching the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act and would not be allowed to run for the remainder of the term.
The Toronto Star reported that Hackland removed a portion of the ruling that made it sound like Ford could not run again until the 2014 municipal election.
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So let’s keep this straight. This does not change the fact that Ford was found guilty of inappropriately participating in a debate over whether he should pay back questionable donations collected for a personal charity while using his clout as a city official.
This does not change the fact that, pending appeal and aRead More »from Toronto Mayor Rob Ford gets green light to run in by-election