Often described as a laughable Bumblefuck Mayor Ford of Toronto became an evil specter to most of the bike world as one of the few mayors of a large city that was not just indifferent to cyclists, but was actually in a war against them.
An Ontario judge has ordered that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford be relieved of his duties as the city’s chief magistrate after it was found he violated conflict of interest rules, but the outspoken politician says he’ll fight the decision.
On Monday morning, Ontario Superior Court Justice Charles T. Hackland said in his ruling that the mayor violated the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act by speaking and participating in a council vote regarding a financial penalty he was ordered to pay after he was found to have violated council’s code of conduct by soliciting donations to his football charity using city materials.
The ruling would take effect in 14 days because Hackland said he recognized the decision “will necessitate administrative changes in the City of Toronto.”(read more)
Lets just take a moment to enjoy the removal of a truly awful public official, who also happened to hate cyclists. I am not saying his horrible record on cycling infrastructure is what got him kicked out (it wasn’t), but I bet there are a lot of happy cyclists in Toronto today.
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