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Canada Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

June 20, 2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s conflict-of-interest case won’t be heard by the country’s top court, leaving intact a lower court’s decision saying that he can stay in office.

The Ottawa-based court made the decision today.

The dispute is over donations Ford allegedly solicited using city resources as a councilor in 2010 for a charity at a high school football team he used to coach. Ford also voted on a motion relieving himself of the responsibility to repay the donations. The first judge to review the case said he had to step down, a decision that was overturned in a January appeal.

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