Conflict & Justice

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Ordered to Leave Office

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks at city hall in Toronto, November 26, 2012. The mayor of Toronto, Canada's largest city, was ordered removed from office on Monday after a judge found him guilty of breaking conflict-of-interest laws. In a 24-page ruling, Ontario Provincial Judge Charles Hackland ruled Mayor Rob Ford acted wrongly when he voted with the city council to scrap a fine he had incurred for accepting donations for his football foundation from lobbyists. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS)

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Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, has been ordered out of office. Ford, who has courted controversy since his election in 2010, was found by a judge to have flouted conflict of interest rules.

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The case stems from Ford's refusal to repay funds that he solicited for his high school football team when he was a city councilman.

The ruling is set to take effect in two weeks. For his part, Ford blamed "left wing politics," and said he would appeal to ruling.

We hear more from Lorrie Goldstein of The Toronto Sun newspaper.