What does Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's removal from office mean for Toronto and for democracy? - Panel
We started this segment with a clip including two views from Toronto residents in a phone in this morning on CBC Radio's Metro Morning.
Rob Ford won the chair of mayor of Toronto with the votes of about 380,000 people -- nearly one hundred thousand more than his closest rival. But it took just one person to throw him out of that chair: Superior Court Judge Charles Hackland.
Justice Hackland found the mayor guilty of violating the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act and ordered him removed him from office. The ruling takes effect in 13 days.
It all started with a legal action launched by businessman Paul Magder. He believed Ford broke the rules when he took part in a council vote over repaying donations he received for his football foundation. Toronto lawyer Clayton Ruby took Magder's case to court.
With more on this, we were joined by three journalists covering the story.
Marni Soupcoff is the deputy comment editor for The National Post.
Marcus Gee is the Toronto columnist for The Globe and Mail.
And Hamutal Dotan is the editor-in-chief of the Torontoist.com and the city hall columnist for CBC Radio's Toronto morning show Metro Morning.
They were all in our Toronto studio.
This segment was produced by The Current's Jessica DeMello and Idella Sturino.
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