Mayor Rob Ford seeking unopposed stay of ouster from office today

TORONTO – A lawyer for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will be in court today seeking a stay of his ouster from office.

The application to put the ruling on hold while he appeals is unopposed.

As a result, Divisional Court is expected essentially to rubber-stamp the request.

Last week, a judge ordered Ford booted for conflict of interest for voting on a matter in which he had a financial interest.

Ford wants the stay until the appeal is sorted out and the citizen who brought the original action has agreed to let that happen.

If the mayor loses the appeal, he has said he will run in a byelection if council chooses to have one.

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