"he's not afraid to make the hard decision" says municipal affairs lawyer of Judge who is set to rule on Mayor Rob Ford's fate.
Coming up on the News Hour: Mayor Rob Ford could be removed from office on Monday... then what happens? 5:30 on @globalnewsto
Waiting at the 361 University courthouse for the decision to come down. Only an hour to go. #FordCourt
Already a dozen reporters in line, waiting for copies of the Ford decision.
We won't get the decision right at 10 as it needs to be photocopied for reporters.
Paper copies of #FordCourt decision will be handed out to reporters first come first serve.
While we wait a newspaper photographer attempts to get permission to take pics of the lineup of reporters awaiting ford decision
Still waiting. It's a little tense in here. Approx 50 people in line for a copy.
Still waiting, heard the document is in the process of printing. About 50ppl in line, all very anxious. #FordCourt
Still waiting. Lots of buzz in this room. #FordCourt
Clayton Ruby will hold a press conference at city hall at 11:30. #FordCourt
BREAKING: Mayor Rob Ford GUILTY in conflict of interest case. Removed from office. #fordcourt
RT @JProskowGlobal: BREAKING: Mayor Rob Ford GUILTY in conflict of interest case. Removed from office. #fordcourt
BREAKING: Ford guilty in conflict of interest case. Booted from office. #FordCourt
#ford mayor of toronto loses his job. Judge declares seat vacant!!
14 days from now the seat of the mayor of Toronto will be vacant. Judge issued a stay in order for there to be an appeal. #FordCourt
#TO Lawyer Clayton Ruby to give his thoughts on @TOMayorFord COI decision in a news conference later this morning. #FordCourt
There is a 14 day stay on the judges order removing the mayor to allow for "administrative" changes at the city.
Judge says Ford's actions were "characterized by ignorance of the law & a lack of diligence in securing professional advice"
Judge says ford made a "deliberate choice" to speak to council
Judge characterizes Ford as having a "stubborn sense of entitlement and a dismissive and confrontational attitude"
Justice Charles Hackland: "I declare the seat of the respondent, Robert Ford, on Toronto City Council, vacant"
Hackland Con't: "operation of this declaration shall be suspended for a period of 14 days"
Awaiting Clayton Ruby news conference.
RUBY: "today's decision shows that when to break the rules there is a price to pay"
Ruby: it's important for the courts to assert that no one is above the law. Not even rob ford.