Patrick Craine


Toronto’s conservative-leaning mayor booted from office

Patrick Craine

TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2012 ( – Rob Ford, Toronto’s right-leaning mayor, was booted from office Monday morning after two years of relentless attacks from liberal politicians and media.

Ontario Justice Charles Hackland found him guilty of a conflict of interest after he voted on a city council measure involving donations to his football foundation.

Ford, who was elected in 2010 on fiscally conservative promises to “stop the gravy train,” had especially angered the city’s liberal stronghold by, among other things,  refusing to attend Toronto’s Gay Pride parade as previous mayors had done. He was also up front about his opposition to same-sex “marriage.”

Ford will be allowed to run for the mayor’s office again, however. The judge had the option of barring him from running for up to seven

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