Report: Three votes against stripping mayor's powers

A reporter for the Toronto Sun has tweeted that councillors voted 39 to just three in favour of reducing Mayor Rob Ford's powers.

Ford himself was one of the three to vote against the measure.

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BREAKING City council votes 39 to 3 to take away Mayor Rob Ford's power to hire & fire deputy mayor and exec committee members #TOpoli

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Toronto mayor loses powers

Embattled Toronto mayor Rob Ford has been stripped of most of his remaining powers as he refuses to quit following revelations that he smoked crack cocaine and threatened to murder someone. During the debate he appeared to push a female councillor.