If today’s “stay” was not awarded to Ford by the Superior Court Justice Gladys Pardu, the mayor would have been compelled to vacate his office by Dec. 10, regardless of the ruling of his appeal, as ordered by Justice Charles Hackland. This stay now allows Ford to remain in office only until a judgment of his appeal is announced, that is scheduled to be heard on Jan. 7.
Addressing the media after a successful stay, from outside his office, Mr. Ford announced that he is extremely happy that things worked out. He exclaimed that “I’m very pleased with today’s decision and I can’t wait for the appeal, and I’m going to carry on doing what the people elected me to do.” He added that “they voted for me to be mayor to get this city back on financial footing, which we’ve done. I’ve got a lot of work to do and I’m going to continue doing it to the best of my ability, and I can’t wait until January 7.”