Toronto Mayor Rob Ford eligible to run in byelection

Mayor Rob Ford speaks at a City of Toronto economic development event in a former factory at the...

Mayor Rob Ford speaks at a City of Toronto economic development event in a former factory at the foot of Don Valley Parkway Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (Ernest Doroszuk/QMI Agency)

Jonathan Jenkins, Queen's Park Bureau

, Last Updated: 3:53 PM ET

TORONTO — Mayor Rob Ford, facing expulsion from office Dec. 10, is eligible to try to reclaim his job if city council opts for a byelection, sources tell QMI Agency.

Judge Charles Hackland had ordered Ford out of office because of a conflict-of-interest violation, but observers were confused by a line in the judgment that said Ford was disqualified "for the current term."

City solicitor Anna Kinastowski said she interpreted that to mean Ford was unable to run again until 2014, when his term would normally end.


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