Ford says he'll co-operate with audit of expenses
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, April 5, 2012 5:22PM EDT
TORONTO - Toronto's mayor says he'll co-operate with any auditor appointed by the city to go over his campaign books.
Two electors have called for an audit of Rob Ford's 2010 election campaign finances.
Ford had appealed a decision to proceed with an audit and requested that the court conduct a new hearing under the Municipal Elections Act.
But in a recent decision, a judge ruled that the legislation does not require a new hearing and Ford announced Thursday he is suspending his legal proceedings.
Ford says he wanted a new hearing to save taxpayers money if the court decided an audit was unnecessary.
But he says it now appears that the way to have the matter addressed fully and without delay is to proceed with an audit.
"Everything during the campaign was done in good faith with the intention of complying fully with election law," Ford said.
"We will co-operate fully with any auditor appointed by the city."