The mayor could be kicked out of office today if a court ruling doesn’t go in his favour.
A decision in a conflict of interest case against Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is due today at 10 a.m.
If Ontario Superior Court Judge Charles Hackland finds Ford guilty, he can order him out of office and ban him from running again for up to seven years. The lawsuit was launched by Toronto resident Paul Magder.
Ford said he didn’t remember receiving or reading a handbook for municipal councillors that outlines when to declare conflict of interest or the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, which he is accused of breaking. In 2010, Ford used his staff to help send out donation requests for his football fund and mail them out to donors who had officially lobbied the city government.