Police chief serves Doug Ford with defamation notice
There's never a dry moment in the land of Rob and Doug Ford. Police Chief Bill Blair served the elder Ford (that's Doug, by the way) with a defamation suit this morning in relation to comments the Ward 2 councillor made that suggested Blair had leaked information regarding an investigation into Mayor Ford to the press. The Chief immediately denied the claims and threatened legal action, which is what has brought us to this latest bit of drama from Ford Nation.
It might not even be altogether that newsworthy that a Ford was served with legal notice (it's certainly not the first time), but the fact that it comes from the chief of police and pertains to an investigation involving the mayor is a measure of just how dysfunctional Toronto politics have become in recent months (but let's be honest, it's a lot longer than that). Blair's suit calls for a complete retraction on the part of Ford. What are the odds that he will comply?
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