Toronto council strips Mayor Ford of key powers

www.usatoday.com Published: November 15, 2013
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The Toronto City Council voted Friday to strip controversial Mayor Rob Ford of key executive powers.

The move came in a series of votes, first to remove his power to appoint committee chairs and then to remove his powers to act during an emergency.



Just before the first vote, Ford addressed the chamber and threatened legal action, saying he was concerned about setting a precedent that could affect future mayors.

"If someone else steps out of line as I have, it will affect mayors for years to come," he said. "I can't support it. I completely understand where they come from."

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