On June 24, 2020, the Ontario Court of Appeal issued a decision that Jim Karygiannis was subject to the penalties imposed by the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, which included the forfeiture of his seat as City Councillor for Ward 22. Mr. Karygiannis has sought leave to appeal this decision from the Supreme Court of Canada.
Today, a judge of the Ontario Court of Appeal heard and granted a request made by Mr. Karygiannis to stay the Court of Appeal’s June 24 decision until the Supreme Court of Canada decides whether his leave to appeal application will be granted. By virtue of today’s decision, Mr. Karygiannis can immediately resume his place on City Council as Councillor for Ward 22.
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