Rob Ford Decision (Magder v Ford, 2012 ONSC 5615)
Mayor Ford’s response to the judgement:
“This comes down to left-wing politics. The left wing wants me out of here and they’ll doing anything in their power to. I’m going to fight tooth and nail to hold onto my job. And if they do for some reason get me out, I’ll be running right back at them as soon as the next election hits. If there’s a byelection, my name will be the first one on the ballot.”
“I’m running for the great citizens of the city. I’ve fought for them for two years and I’m going to continue to fight for them as long as they want me here. The people are going to speak. I’m not going to have people saying that I can’t do this, I can’t do that. I’m going to fight for the taxpayers as I always have. I want to thank them for their support. The calls are coming fast and furious now, telling me to fight it, telling me to run again. I want to thank them very much. I’ll never give up on the taxpayers of the city.”
“We’re ready to go. It’s up to council inevitably, this appeal process. I’ll fight with the appeal, and if I lose there’ll be a byelection. And I guarantee I’ll be the first one in there and we’ll be up like we were two years ago.”
“Of course you’re surprised. It’s more disappointing than surprising. You just have to roll with the punches. You gotta have skin on you like an alligator.”
Omar Ha-Redeye spoke to Jim Richards on Newstalk 1010 about the decision.