Canada

Toronto Mayor Ousted over Conflict of Interest

Connected to solicitations for his football charity

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A court ordered the mayor of Toronto, Canada's largest city, to be removed from office for violating conflict of interest rules when soliciting donations for his football charity.

Mayor Rob Ford got into legal trouble when he spoke out at a city council vote in February against a $3,150 fine he was ordered to pay over the ethics breach.

A Toronto resident took him to court for violating the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, which at trial Ford said he had not read.