The New Mayor Despite The Municipal Elections Act

This was reblogged from 2013 in response to a CBC article of September 25, 2015 about Mayor Ford’s recklessly walking into councillor McConell on November 18, 2013 as he was in the process of being attacked, then removed from office by the very councillors whose positions according to the City Of Toronto Act allow them to be led by the mayor as council leader and to maintain their elected positions and the mayor’s until they are replaced by new councillors and a new mayor by municipal elections every 4 years. In looking up the Municipal Elections Act online I came across an August, 2014 article by a lawyer who seems to think that these Acts can be ignored when someone holding public office behaves as badly as Mr. Ford had been accused without any sort of legal due process. His article opens with a quotation of a comic book writer’s wise words that he thinks justify Mayor Ford’s removal despite the law.

Deremigi's Blog

November 30, 2013 am

In an Online Globe and Mail article I learned that “media” finally got a mayor of Toronto that they like: “He’s articulate, centrist, congenial.” His name is Norm Kelley, the deputy mayor who was elected councillor in 2010 when Mr. Ford a former councillor of 10 years was elected mayor now identified as 1/2 mayor by Mr. Hume of the Toronto Star after most city of Toronto councillors took his powers and gave his title to Mr. Kelley.

Saying the “media” got what they wanted is a kind of figure of speech, for “media” broadcasters and publishers are simply employed to do a job, just as everyone on Canadian television who obediently wears a plastic poppy about 2 weeks before November 12 when the television poppies disappear.

So I’ve always believed that attacks on Mayor Ford by the “media” did not originate with the individual…

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