An audio tape of the lengthy meeting that is at the heart of the lawsuit Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is now defending makes it clear that he was obsessed with the culture of opacity, untendered contracts and back-room dealing at City Hall – and not with the man he’s alleged to have defamed.
That man, restaurant operator George Foulidis, is now suing Mr. Ford, who was then running for mayor, for $6-million for remarks published in the Toronto Sun the day after he met the paper’s editorial board.
Curiously, and very unusually, the newspaper itself is not being sued, as is the norm.
He's a good man trying his best. Let's hope that's enough for Rob Ford to be re-elected.