Ouster of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on hold as parties agree on stay

The Canadian Press
Associated Press

TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's ouster from office for conflict of interest is on hold.

The lawyer who brought the action against Ford has agreed to a stay of the judge's ruling punting the mayor from office.

Lawyer Clayton Ruby says agreeing to the stay is to give the city a "measure of stability" while Ford's appeal is decided.

The stay was to be heard Wednesday while a full appeal is expected to be heard early next month.

Last week, an Ontario judge ordered Ford removed from office for voting on a matter in which he had a financial interest.

Ford blasted a left-wing conspiracy for the ouster.