CHIEF BLAIR SERVES DOUG FORD WITH DEFAMATION NOTICE

Aug 12, 2014

By Michael Kramer

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The Chief of Police has filed a defamation notice against Mayor Rob Ford’s brother – for comments the city councillor made earlier this month.

Two weeks ago, Doug Ford suggested that Toronto Chief Bill Blair helped to leak information that police were preparing to subpoena the mayor in an ongoing investigation as “payback.”

At the time, Blair said Ford was lying and warned that he was prepared to take legal action against the councillor.

Toronto police spokesman Mark Pugash says the defamation notice was handed to Doug Ford last night.

Pugash says Blair wants a public retraction and an apology.

He says the legal action is being pursued by Blair personally, and does not involve any taxpayer money.

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