Boardwalk Cafe owner is suing council candidate for libel

The controversy over Toronto's exclusive deal with Tuggs Incorporated has taken another exasperating turn. Owner George Foulidis confirmed today that he is suing Ward 32 council candidate Bruce Baker for libel.

Tuggs Inc. holds exclusive rights to food and beverage sales in the Beaches through a 20-year deal with the city. As negotiations were being made last spring, it seemed as though Tuggs was getting a $1 million break in rent from the city.

Baker insists he did not libel Tuggs and plans to defend himself against the suit.

"I did oppose the 20-year extension," Baker said. "I opposed that because the process was flawed.

"This was never about Tuggs, it was about the process the City of Toronto took to give a monopoly of 20 years in the Eastern Beaches."

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