October 22, 2016
June 21, 2015
#apps4TO Kicks Off + the week in TO innovation and biz:
Microbiz of the Weekend: Pizza Rovente
June 18, 2015
Amy Schumer, and a long winter nap.
October 30, 2014
Vice and Rogers are partnering to bring a Vice TV network to Canada
John Tory gets a parody Twitter account
Rob Ford Guilty of Conflict of Interest, Removed from Office
RoFo done in by "stubborn sense of entitlement"

Rob Ford has been removed from the office as Mayor of Toronto. A judge ruled that he broke the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act when he spoke and voted at city council on a motion that would recuse him from paying back $3,150 in improperly solicited donations to his private charity, “The Rob Ford Football Foundation.”

The judge’s ruling grills Ford for thumbing his nose at Council’s Code of Conduct saying “…the respondent’s actions were characterized by ignorance of the law and a lack of diligence in securing professional advice, amounting to wilful blindness.” Ford’s defense that his actions represented an error in judgement was dismissed in part due to his “stubborn sense of entitlement and a dismissive and confrontational attitude to the Integrity Commissioner and the Code of Conduct.”

City Council has 14 days to decide how they will proceed. It is still not clear whether Ford is eligible to run in a potential by-election and there is no word yet from Ford on whether he will appeal or run again.

Read the ruling in its entirety.

Toronto Standard will have more reaction, analysis and probably a twitter joke round-up as this story develops.


Michael Kolberg is The Sprawl Editor at Toronto Standard. Follow him on Twitter for jokes@mikeykolberg

For more, follow us on Twitter at @torontostandard and subscribe to our Newsletter.

By Alexandra Molotkow
December 1st, 2011
Essay How To Give Up on Life Without Bothering To Kill YourselfMore
By TS Editors
October 31st, 2014
Uncategorized A note on the future of Toronto Standard
Read More
By Igor Bonifacic
October 30th, 2014
Culture Vice and Rogers are partnering to bring a Vice TV network to Canada
Read More
By Igor Bonifacic
October 30th, 2014
Editors Pick John Tory gets a parody Twitter account
Read More
By Igor Bonifacic
October 29th, 2014
Culture Marvel marks National Cat Day with a series of cats dressed up as its iconic superheroes
Read More


Society Snaps: Eric S. Margolis Foundation Launch

Kristin Davis moved Toronto's philanthroists to tears ... then sent them all home with a baby elephant - Read More