Clayton Ruby: Rob Ford must go
The lawyer who brought the conflict of interest case against Rob Ford says the decision to boot the mayor from office is justice served.
Clayton Ruby spelled out his argument in a document he filed with the courts on Christmas Eve, in preparation for Ford's appeal hearing on January 7th.
In the document -- called a factum -- Ruby argues the only way to punish a public official who breaks Toronto's rules on conflicts of interest is for that person to lose his or her job.
Ruby also says Ford's legal team has not demonstrated that the mayor's actions fit into one of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act's exceptions.
He goes on to attack the case that Ford’s lawyer will present at the appeal hearing, one that argues Justice Charles Hackland made 4 errors of law when he ruled on the decision that ordered his client out of office.
Ruby has asked the court for the appeal to be dismissed, with costs.