November 18, 2013 6:20 pm -

The Toronto mayor is now just a figurehead.

Ford called the effort a “coup d’etat.”

The council voted overwhelming in a series of votes to cut his office budget by 60 percent and allow mayoral staff to join the deputy mayor. Ford now effectively has no legislative power as he would no longer chair the executive committee.

Ford retains his title and ability to represent Toronto at official functions.