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It goes without saying that Rob Ford has not been a perfect mayor.
He’s not subtle. He’s often not very diplomatic. He tends to treat opposing views dismissively. He provokes opponents when it might be better politics to accommodate.
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Shortly before noon, Mayor Ford addressed reporters in the City Hall members lounge.
“This has been a very, very humbling experience. I have enormous respect for the judicial system,” Mayor Ford said, noting he was “very thankful” at the outcome.
Support from residents is what spurred him to keep fighting, the mayor said.
He touted his accomplishments over the last two years but said “the job is not done.”
“We will build on the sustainable fiscal foundation we have established for Toronto’s future,” the mayor said.
Asked about lawyer Clayton Ruby’s intention to appeal, Mayor Ford…
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