Jan 23, 2013
By Michael Kramer
A ruling on the appeal of a judge’s decision to remove Toronto mayor Rob Ford from office is expected to be released Friday morning at 10:30.
Ford was ordered removed for violating the Municipal Conflict Of Interest Act.
Last November Ford was told to leave office for taking part in a vote on whether or not to repay $3,150 raised for the football charity he’s involved with.
The ruling was stayed, pending the outcome of the appeal.
If Ford wins , he’ll be able to stay in office for the rest of his term.
If the appeal fails Ford will have to step down and councillors must decide whether to appoint a replacement or hold a mayoral byelection.
The decision will be made public on the Ontario Superior Court website once lawyers are informed.
The lawsuit was launched by Toronto resident Paul Magder, who is represented by lawyer Clayton Ruby.
Ruby revealed the date of the decision’s release today.