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Rob Ford’s Conflict of Interest Case

Your guide to the issues, the judicial decisions, and where things go from here.





The Process Currently Underway
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  Original Decision: Removal from Office   Appeal Decision: Removal Overturnedford-appeals-decision-tile  




More on Rob Ford’s Conflict of Interest Case

Video: The Mayor Responds   Ford’s Testimony in Court   Original Decision: Legal Analysis




More on Rob Ford’s Mayoralty

Context:
A History of Formal Complaints
  Commentary:
Ten Things About Rob Ford
  Commentary:
Governance in the Age of Ford




Archived Rob Ford Coverage
  • Photo by Loozrboy, from the Torontoist Flickr pool. The Fate of the Sheppard East Light Rail Line Oct. 21, 2014 1:30 PM - The Sheppard East LRT once again faces an uncertain future. The $1.1-billion project, nixed by Rob Ford, and then embraced once again in 2012 by Toronto council after public debate and input from an arms-length panel, will face renewed opposition after the municipal election on October 27. Mayoral candidate Doug Ford already intends to cancel […]
  • olivia-chow-endorsement Endorsement: Olivia Chow for Mayor Oct. 17, 2014 10:56 AM - We begin—because given the last four years in the life of Toronto, it is vital to start here—with Doug Ford. His platform is primarily defined by the goal of continuing with the style of governance introduced by his brother outgoing mayor Rob Ford. Rob Ford’s tenure in office has been disastrous for City Hall, and […]
  • Photo from Andray Domise's Facebook page. City Council Endorsement: Andray Domise for Ward 2, Etobicoke North Oct. 14, 2014 11:00 AM - Of all the politicians standing for re-election in Toronto, Rob Ford is the one who has inflicted the greatest damage on the city, the one of whom we most need to be free. He is not, as originally planned, running for mayor: facing a cancer diagnosis, he decided instead to run for councillor in his […]
  • Photo by Martyn, from the Torontoist Flickr pool. Understanding Metrolinx Oct. 8, 2014 2:10 PM - Transit often seems to be the all-consuming issue in Toronto. It’s impossible to live here without griping about the lines we haven’t built, our inability to pay for new transit, and how annoying it is to wait forever for a streetcar and then have three show up at the same time. But wait! We have […]
  • doug-ford-transit-map The Ford Family Subway Plan Oct. 7, 2014 9:00 AM - The Ford mayoralty is built on a few catch phrases and a simple prescription for public transit: Subways! Subways! Subways! Not for Toronto, those pesky streetcars masquerading as “LRT.” Ford built a campaign around the idea that suburbs like Scarborough deserved the same sort of high-capacity transit already enjoyed downtown—and, equally importantly, that roads were […]
  • rob-ford-conflict-of-interest-reaction Rob Ford Issues Audio Statement Sep. 18, 2014 2:45 PM - Mayor Rob Ford, recently diagnosed with a malignant abdominal tumour, has recorded an audio statement in order to “speak directly to the people of this great city.” In it, he thanks his family, his medical team, and Torontonians for their support and reveals that he will begin chemotherapy in a few hours’ time. He also […]
  • Screenshot from www.dougford.ca. Doug Ford Launches Campaign Website Sep. 18, 2014 1:40 PM - Doug Ford, Rob Ford’s brother and campaign manager, entered the mayoral race on September 12 after Rob Ford withdrew because of health concerns—Doug has not been vigorously campaigning, preferring to focus on the challenges currently facing his brother. But the candidate has now taken steps to establish a presence online and in social media, launching […]
  • Photo by bradley.obrien from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. Subway vs LRT: You Do the Math on Scarborough Transit Sep. 18, 2014 12:30 PM - Subways are once again on the city’s agenda. Council has gone back and forth on the issue numerous times. As things stand the signed agreement with the province is to build an LRT, but all three levels of government have since then agreed to construct a subway instead. Council has passed a dedicated property tax […]
  • 20140918GladHand Glad Hand: Reaction Sep. 18, 2014 10:08 AM - Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.
  • John Tory speaking in response to news of Rob Ford's cancer diagnosis. Mayoral Candidates and Ford Family React to News of Rob Ford’s Cancer Diagnosis Sep. 17, 2014 6:48 PM - Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a rare tumour—a pleomorphic liposarcoma—and will begin chemotherapy within 48 hours. Dr. Zane Cohen of Mount Sinai Hospital announced the details at a press conference Wednesday afternoon; shortly thereafter, mayoral opponents Olivia Chow and John Tory met with reporters outside City Hall to comment on the news. Ford’s […]
  • Dr. Zane Cohen updating reporters on Rob Ford's cancer diagnosis. Rob Ford Diagnosed With Malignant Abdominal Tumour Sep. 17, 2014 5:50 PM - Dr. Zane Cohen, the colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital who is overseeing the medical team taking care of the mayor, announced Wednesday afternoon that Rob Ford has a malignant abdominal tumour. It’s been identified as a pleomorphic liposarcoma—a rare type of cancer that arises out of the body’s fatty tissue. More details from his […]
  • Photo by Greg Stacey from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. Rob Ford Reportedly Undergoes Lung Biopsy Sep. 16, 2014 1:00 PM - On September 12, Rob Ford withdrew from the mayoral race after a tumour was discovered in his abdomen. Yesterday, he spoke on the phone with the Sun‘s Joe Warmington, and revealed that the doctors at Mount Sinai have performed a second biopsy, this time on his lungs. The hospital has not released any additional details […]
  • (L) Detail of an image from John Tory's Facebook page; (R) detail of an image by Christopher Drost. Olivia Chow and John Tory Respond to Rob and Doug’s Campaign Switch Sep. 12, 2014 5:54 PM - It’s been an eventful day in Toronto politics. Rob Ford dropped out of the mayoral race to be replaced by Doug Ford, Michael Ford dropped out of the Ward 2 race to be replaced by Rob Ford, and Michael Ford registered to run for for school trustee of Ward 1. Mayoral candidates Olivia Chow and […]
  • Photo by John Tavares, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. Statement from Rob Ford on Withdrawal From Mayoral Race Sep. 12, 2014 1:40 PM - Rob Ford has just issued a statement about his decision to withdraw his bid for re-election as Toronto’s mayor, via his campaign’s communications director, Jeff Silverstein. The full text: As many of you know I’ve been dealing with a serious medical issue, the details of which are unknown. But I know that with the love […]
  • Photo by John Tavares, from the Torontoist Flickr pool. Rob Ford Withdraws From Mayoral Race; Doug Ford Running in His Place Sep. 12, 2014 1:08 PM - Rob Ford has officially withdrawn from the mayoral race. On Wednesday, it was revealed that the mayor had been hospitalized because of a tumour in his abdomen. He does not yet have a firm diagnosis, but the mayor’s brother Doug Ford has indicated that the mayor is in the “fight of his life.” Withdrawal papers […]
  • Dr. Zane Cohen updating reporters on the mayor's medical condition; screengrab from the webcast of the press conference. Rob Ford Moved to Mt. Sinai Hospital for Further Tests Following Discovery of Abdominal Tumour Sep. 11, 2014 7:37 PM - On Thursday evening Dr. Zane Cohen, a colorectal surgeon at Mt. Sinai Hospital who is overseeing the medical team taking care of the mayor, updated members of the media on Rob Ford’s condition, following news Wednesday that a tumour had been discovered in his abdomen. Ford was moved to Mt. Sinai today, Cohen said, because […]
  • 20140911GladHand Glad Hand: Tinfoil Hearts Sep. 11, 2014 10:00 AM - Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.
  • Screengrab of the press conference from Hospital. Breaking: Rob Ford Hospitalized with a Tumour Sep. 10, 2014 8:21 PM - Rob Ford checked into Humber River Hospital’s Church Street location in Weston on Wednesday due to ongoing stomach pain; later in the evening doctors confirmed that he has been diagnosed with a tumour. At a press conference announcing the news, his brother and campaign manager said that no decision has been made about the status […]
  • quotedlarge Duly Quoted: David Soknacki, on Who Would Be a Better Mayor Than Rob Ford Sep. 10, 2014 2:17 PM - “Anybody. If I had a cat it would make a better mayor than Rob Ford.” —Former mayoral candidate David Soknacki, who dropped out of the race Tuesday night, at a press conference outside City Hall today. He said Ford has “traumatized our city,” adding, “I believe he has been a divisive force. Out on the […]
  • Photo by John Tavares, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. Rob Ford Asked City Staff to Explore Expropriating Land for a Deco Client Sep. 8, 2014 11:34 AM - It seems Mayor Rob Ford has been working even harder than originally thought to help advance the interests of a valuable family business client. Documents newly released to the Globe and Mail under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that Ford requested City staff explore the possibility of using their power of expropriation to acquire […]

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