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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
  • Rob Ford Violates Council’s Code of Conduct, Again Jan. 29, 2016 1:45 PM - Local job creator Rob Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) may not be mayor anymore, but he keeps the City’s integrity commissioner busy with a full slate of work. Integrity Commissioner Valerie Jepson found Ford in violation of the City’s code of conduct after investigating a complaint that the councillor used his constituency newsletter to raise […]
  • When this photo appeared in the November 12, 1925 edition of the Globe, the caption read: "The picture was taken by the Globe staff photographer shortly after the cenotaph had been unveiled by his Excellency, and before the hundreds of wreaths which now cover the base of the monument had been deposited in token of remembrance by the relatives and friends of the noble dead to whom the memorial is erected." City of Toronto Archives, Globe and Mail fonds, Fonds 1266, Item 6584. Shaping Toronto: The Old City Hall Cenotaph Nov. 11, 2015 11:05 AM - Shaping Toronto looks at the decisions, processes, and trends that form the city we know and love.
  • john-tory-ford-reaction-gio Searching for the Soul of John Tory’s Toronto Oct. 27, 2015 5:25 PM - When John Tory was elected one year ago today, there was a simple promise for his mayoralty: he would not be Rob Ford. By that standard, he has succeeded. He has not embarrassed the city internationally, nor has he presided over historically significant incompetence. He goes to city events and announcements where attendees take him […]
  • A Dispatch from Ford Fest 2015 Oct. 5, 2015 9:00 AM - Folks, when Torontoist asked me to write about Ford Fest 2015, I gotta say, I was a bit surprised. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a card-carrying #FordNation #Fordphile with a passionate interest in such issues as cars, taxes, and subways. Based on what I know about some of the folks at Torontoist … […]
  • IMG_0266 The Ford Awakens Oct. 1, 2015 1:30 PM - Jaws dropped all over town a couple of days ago with the news of a new film called Toronah, an unscripted ‘dysfunctional comedy’ that featured a bombshell within the trailer, the promised feature film debut of one of Canada’s biggest stars, the legendary Rob Ford. It seemed inevitable that a post-mayoral future for Rob Ford […]
  • Rob Ford’s Found Poetry Sep. 30, 2015 6:02 PM - This afternoon, the former mayor of Toronto gave the city a gift. Rob Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) spoke at city council’s debate about the taxi industry and Uber, and, as is his wont, stumbled upon something extraordinary. A poem. A poem that flowed from his mouth with Gerard Manley Hopkins’ understanding of metre and […]
  • Councillor John Filion to Release Book About Rob Ford Sep. 28, 2015 3:30 PM - A year after a tumultuous election that saw Rob Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) return to city hall as a councillor, a council colleague will release a book about Toronto’s world-famous former mayor. Councillor John Filion (Ward 23, Willowdale)—a Toronto Star journalist before entering politics in the 1980s—will release the book The Only Average Guy: […]
  • Screen Shot 2015-08-17 at 3.35.00 PM A Tired New @Norm-al Aug. 17, 2015 4:45 PM - #MondayMotivation pic.twitter.com/owFz60Uu6I — Norm Kelly (@norm) August 17, 2015 Are you beginning to tire of @norm? Of course you are, because even if he just hit 100,000 followers, he’s become objectively tiresome. Just type “block norm” into Twitter’s search bar and see what turns up. Go ahead, do it right now. We’ll wait.
  • newsstand-jeremy-kai-spring-4 Newsstand: May 12, 2015 May. 12, 2015 8:00 AM -
  • Source: Don Mills Mirror, May 20, 1964. Vintage Toronto Ads: Wexford Restaurant Apr. 22, 2015 1:00 PM - When the Kiriakou family took over the Wexford Restaurant in May 1958, they likely had little idea that nearly 60 years later a sign in their parking would proudly boast about the billions of eggs cracked and oranges juiced. Under three generations of family ownership, the restaurant has fed plenty of hungry Scarberians and, in […]
  • Photo by Janine Riviere from Torontoist Flickr pool Sandro Lisi Extortion Case Going to Trial Apr. 16, 2015 4:35 PM - The preliminary hearing for Sandro Lisi’s extortion case wrapped up today at old city hall, and the case was committed to trial. Both the prosecution and defence agreed the Crown presented sufficient evidence in almost two weeks of preliminary hearings to proceed to the next stage. Lisi is scheduled to appear at in court on […]
  • Rob Ford Scheduled to Have Surgery in May Apr. 2, 2015 5:44 PM - In a press conference outside Mount Sinai hospital, Rob Ford announced that his tumour is operable. Ford is scheduled to have an eight to 10 hour operation on May 11. He will take four months off to recover from the surgery.
  • Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 4.20.07 PM Extra, Extra: Local Sinkhole Eats Jaguar, Ghastly Commute Times for Torontonians, and the Mayor Gets Grumpy With That One Councillor Apr. 1, 2015 5:07 PM - Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In Saskatoon we call this a #Pothole ………….. #Toronto sinkhole swallows Jaguar http://t.co/XUE8QdOIsk — Darren Hill (@darrenhill1) April 1, 2015 A local Jaguar driver was caught off guard when a sinkhole opened up and swallowed his car […]
  • Sandro Lisi Trial Begins Preliminary Hearing Mar. 2, 2015 10:30 AM - The preliminary hearing into the extortion court case against Rob Ford’s friend and former driver Sandro Lisi begins this morning. Lisi is accused of extorting two men in connection to the Rob Ford crack video. He allegedly threatened to kill both them and members of their community. Preliminary hearings set out the parameters for criminal […]
  • quotedlarge Duly Quoted: Rob Ford, on His Secrets Feb. 12, 2015 10:20 AM - “If you want to go write a book, knock yourself out…I am looking right now in my closet, I think I have two hangers left in my closet. Everything is out there that people want to know. People already heard all the stories.” —Councillor Rob Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North), speaks to Newstalk 1010 host […]
  • Photo by Greg Stacey from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. Extra, Extra: A Possible Rob Ford Terror Plot, Participatory Budgeting, and the 2015 Field Trip Lineup Feb. 4, 2015 5:01 PM - Was Rob Ford the target of an assassination plot? Well…maybe. A man named Raed Jaser is alleged to have had the ex-mayor in his crosshairs, reportedly telling an undercover FBI agent that because “the Toronto mayor travels on the subway system,” he made for an easy target. Jaser, along with his co-accused friend Chiheb Esseghaier, […]
  • hero14_shirtless 2014 Hero: Shirtless Jogger Dec. 23, 2014 12:51 PM - Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Cast your ballot until 5 p.m. on December 30. At noon on December 31, we’ll reveal your choices for Toronto’s Superhero and […]
  • bigotry 2014 Villain: Not-So-Latent Bigotry on the Campaign Trail Dec. 23, 2014 12:47 PM - Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Cast your ballot until 5 p.m. on December 30. At noon on December 31, we’ll reveal your choices for Toronto’s Superhero and […]
  • HeroesAndVillains2014_DougFord 2014 Villain: Doug Ford Dec. 23, 2014 12:47 PM - Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Cast your ballot until 5 p.m. on December 30. At noon on December 31, we’ll reveal your choices for Toronto’s Superhero and […]
  • robford 2014 Villain: Rob Ford Dec. 23, 2014 12:46 PM - Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Cast your ballot until 5 p.m. on December 30. At noon on December 31, we’ll reveal your choices for Toronto’s Superhero and […]

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