Is lawyer Clayton Ruby wrong to go after Rob Ford for a “technicality”?

Is lawyer Clayton Ruby wrong to go after Rob Ford for a “technicality”?

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Frustrated citizens who want Rob Ford out of office shouldn’t rely on “technicalities,” writes the Globe and Mail’s Marcus Gee, because they already have a perfectly good way to get rid of him: it’s called an election. Mega-lawyer Clayton Ruby’s push to oust Ford over a technical issue simply won’t work, says Gee, even though Ford “has shown a consistent contempt for the rules that govern ordinary mortals.” For evidence of that contempt, we turn to the Toronto Star’s Royson James, who lists off the mayor’s infractions, which include: advertising for his family business on an invitation printed on city stationary; using the office letterhead to solicit donations for his football charity; and fibbing about whether the lobbyists donating to said charity actually lobbied him. We take Gee’s point, but wonder just how many technicalities Torontonians are willing to forgive. Read the entire story [Globe and Mail] »