TORONTO — Stupor-man has lost his powers.
Toronto city councillors voted Friday to strip Rob Ford of most the powers he held as mayor.
A defiant Ford promised to challenge the city in court during the debate and after the vote vowed that "taxpayers" will have their say on election day next year.
"The councillors had their say today; the taxpayers are going to have their say on Oct. 27," Ford told a swarm of media after the thumping on the council floor.
The unprecedented move to take away the powers council delegates to the mayor came just over two weeks after Toronto police confirmed they had the notorious video of Ford smoking crack cocaine, 10 days after the mayor admitted to smoking the drug in a "drunken stupor" and days after council voted to urge Ford to take a leave of absence.
Despite the ongoing scandal, Ford continues to refuse to take a temporary leave or follow the growing chorus of calls for him to resign outright.p>