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Quoted: Clayton Ruby isn’t over the Rob Ford conflict-of-interest case


Are we supposed to just let it go? Well, we cannot let it go.

Clayton Ruby, the high-profile lawyer who nearly got Rob Ford booted from office, on why he’s asking the Supreme Court of Canada to hear a final appeal in the mayor’s conflict-of-interest case. Ruby says he’s not being a sore loser; rather, he argues that “holding politicians to account is a matter of importance to all Canadians” and that the case raises interesting legal questions about the powers of municipalities. Still, even if Ruby manages to convince the Supreme Court to hear the case (the court accepts less than 70 of the 1,000-plus appeal applications it receives each year), the appeal would likely wrap up shortly before the 2014 election, meaning an ousted Ford could potentially win his job right back. [Globe and Mail]

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