Rob Ford has good chance of staying mayor during court battle

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks during his radio talk show on Newstalk 1010 in Toronto Sunday, Dec....

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks during his radio talk show on Newstalk 1010 in Toronto Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun)

Shawn Jeffords, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:45 PM ET

TORONTO -- Rob Ford chances of staying on as mayor while he fights his appeal improved on Monday.

Lawyer Clayton Ruby announced his client, Paul Magder, will not oppose Ford's request for a stay of last week's court decision that Ford be booted from office after being found guilty of conflict of interest by Justice Charles Hackland.

The judge ordered him to vacate office within 14 days if he did not apply for a stay with the intention of appealing the decision.


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