Generally speaking, the names of Canadian mayors do not trend on Twitter. So, when one pops up, we at Twitchy take notice. Today, that actually happened, so we have to marvel at all of the hate being thrown at conservative Toronto mayor Rob Ford.

Ford’s story shocked Canada today when a court found him guilty in a conflict-of-interest case and declared his office vacant. According to the Toronto Star, his offense was “voting to absolve himself of the need to repay $3,150 to lobbyists from whom he had improperly solicited donations for his private football foundation.”  Ford did not profit personally, and the amount of money involved was modest.

Naturally, the haters were jubilant:

OK, Ford is overweight. We get that.

But Ford also happens to be a staunch conservative and, apparently, an effective mayor. And some conservatives suspect that those are the real reasons why he was removed from office.

From Levant’s video:

In two short years since being elected, Ford has scrapped the vehicle tax. He started ripping out those traffic-jamming bike lanes. He was trimming city hall political budgets. He privatized garbage pick-up to non-union [companies]. And amazingly he brought the city to a surplus not a deficit.  That’s why Toronto voted for him. Because even though he’s fat[,] he’s a better mayor than [the] fancy-pants class of political elites who despise him.

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