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T.O. Mayor Rob Ford trends on Twitter after judge orders him out of office

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford exits his office in Toronto, November 26, 2012.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was found guilty Monday of conflict of interest, a decision that forced an Ontario Superior Court judge to order him removed from office - and caused the mayor to trend on Twitter.

The hashtag #RobFord was trending on Twitter across Canada Monday afternoon, second to the hashtag #20ThingsIDontLike and ahead of #CyberMonday.

In tweets that ranged from the celebratory to the mournful, Torontonians took to the social media website to spread the news and share their opinions.

"They threw the book at Rob Ford. He still hasn't read it," Todd Van Allen tweeted Monday afternoon.

"At the end of the day, Rob Ford was unprepared for political office & was put there by unthoughtful voters. Time to share the blame people," Twitter user carrie posted.

News of the court ruling against the mayor also made headlines outside of Canada, with the BBC, Reuters and the Associated Press reporting on the decision.

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