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Toronto Council Poised To Strip Mayor Of Powers

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November 18, 2013 AT 3:32 AM
Beset by scandal, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford faces another likely setback Monday as the City Council takes up a motion to strip him of most of his remaining powers.Under the motion, already endorsed by a majority of council members, Ford would in effect become mayor of Canada's largest city in name only.The council does not have the power to remove Ford from office, barring a criminal conviction. It is pursuing the strongest recourse available after recent revelations that Ford smoked crack cocaine and his repeated outbursts of erratic behavior