|Mayor Rob Ford arrives at 361 University Ave. court in Toronto Sept. 5, 2012, for his testimony in his conflict of interest case. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)
TORONTO -- Mayor Rob Ford may learn his political fate Monday when a verdict is expected on the conflict of interest case against him.
Justice Charles Hackland is expected to release his decision at 10 a.m.
"We look forward to his decision," Ford's press secretary George Christopolous told QMI Agency on Thursday.
Hackland's decision will determine whether Ford violated the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act in February when he gave a speech to council and took part in a vote on an integrity commissioner report against him.
Ford could be tossed out of office and banned from running for municipal office for seven years if found guilty.
When contacted by QMI Agency for comment about the impending ruling, Councillor Doug Ford, the mayor's brother, said this was the "first he'd heard of it."