Toronto City Council to Strip Mayor Rob Ford of Most of His Powers

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford At News ConferenceToronto city council is set to remove most of Mayor Rob Ford’s remaining powers as the embattled city leader refuses to step down.

City legislators will vote on Monday to reduce Mr Ford’s budget and delegate many of his powers to the deputy mayor.

Mr Ford, 44, who has promised to fight the council’s decisions, labelled the vote as a “coup d’etat”.

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