Ford was accused of breaking the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.This allegation came after Ford spoke and voted on whether
he would have to pay back $3,150 in donations collected for his
While testifying in court in September, Ford admitted didn’t read the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act he is now accused of breaking.
Ford’s attitude may have played a large part in the ruling.
Posted in the comments section on the Globe and Mail’s website is this:
“In view of the respondent’s leadership role in ensuring integrity in
municipal government, it is difficult to accept an error in judgment
defence based essentially on a stubborn sense of entitlement (concerning
his football foundation) and a dismissive and confrontational attitude
to the Integrity Commissioner and the Code of Conduct. In my opinion,
the respondent’s actions were characterized by ignorance of the law and a
lack of diligence in securing professional advice, amounting to wilful
blindness. As such, I find his actions are incompatible with an error in
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, 100th Grey Cup CFL Pancake Breakfast, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto Ontario Canada, Saturday November 24 2012