Judge rules Jim Karygiannis can have seat back on Toronto city council

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Judge rules Jim Karygiannis can have seat back on Toronto city council


A Superior Court judge has given Jim Karygiannis the keys back to his office.

In a decision released Monday afternoon, Justice William Chalmers ruled that the campaign filing that the Scarborough-Agincourt councillor filed which saw him automatically ousted had been filed “inadvertently,” as Karygiannis’ lawyer had argued in court.

Toronto resident and fair elections advocate Adam Chaleff had argued that Karygiannis had not proven he had not overspent a strict campaign limit and should not be reinstated.

“I guess I’m going back to work,” an extremely relieved-sounding Karygiannis told the Star after a reporter told him of the decision. He had been waiting for a call from his lawyer.

“I’m going to be happy to be back serving my constituents.”

Council meets starting Tuesday, where they were expected to declare the Ward 22 seat vacant.

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With a file from David Rider





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