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article imageToronto mayoral candidate Rob Ford faces $6 million lawsuit

By Andrew Moran     Oct 13, 2010 in Politics
Toronto - Toronto frontrunner mayoral candidate Rob Ford is facing a $6 million lawsuit. Boardwalk Pub is suing Ford for libel, claiming that Ford tarnished his reputation by claiming the 20-year lease agreement with the city "smacks of corruption."
The race for mayor of Toronto is heating up and most polls show the race election will be a close call. But instead of focusing on the mayoral seat, Rob Ford is now facing a $6 million from George Foulidis, owner of the Boardwalk Pub, for libel, according to the National Post.
In August, Ford publicly criticized the deal between Foulidis and the city of Toronto by stating it “smacks of corruption.” One month later, Foulidis held a press conference where he gave Ford an ultimatum: Apologize or go to court.
The Toronto Sun reports that Foulidis is seeking $5 million in damages and an extra $1 million in punitive and exemplary damages: “Thousands are on the Internet saying to boycott us. People are staying away because they somehow think we did something inappropriate when we did not, under any circumstances, do anything wrong.”
However, after being served on Tuesday, the Ford campaign claims that Ford’s comments were directed at the city of Toronto and not Foulidis. But Ford will not back down.
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