Doug Ford claims a contact list has been stolen from Mayor's Office

The brother of the Mayor also says that confidential list is now in the hands of mayoral candidate Karen Stintz...

Doug Ford came out swinging at City Hall on Friday, armed with accusations of theft.

The manager of Mayor Rob Ford's re-election campaign says someone has stolen the contact list from the Mayor's office.

He was tipped off by a call he received from a man in Calgary, who only contacted the Mayor's office once, and had no other dealings with the city of Toronto,  but yet he received a phone call from the Stintz campaign team. 

Newstalk 1010 spoke to a resident from Etobicoke who said she received an email from the Stintz campaign. She was taken aback since she was never following the campaign and was frustrated by the email, which went to her personal account. The message was about a page and called for monetary support.

Toronto Police would only say they were contacted about the matter, but they wouldn't even say if an investigation was even taking place.

However, Doug Ford didn't stop there.

He also accused the Stintz team of asking for campaign donations from 33 senior staff members at City Hall.

If true, that could be something that could be against the code of conduct, according to municipal law expert John Mascarin, a lawyer at Aird and Berlis in Toronto.

"It could potentially breach a number of provisions in there, including the improper use of influence, compelling staff members to engage in partisan political activity and potentially undertaking election campaign work."

There could be a loophole though. If the Stintz team sent it out as a general mailer, according to Mascarin, that would be all above board.

"If some members of senior staff happened to receive them, there's nothing inappropriate about that."

When it comes to the Stintz campaign, they released a statement saying:

We have people supporting Karen who have supported other candidates in the past, and we accept lists that are given to us. If people on our list don't want to support Karen or don't want to receive emails they can simply click on unsubscribe.

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  1. HP posted on 06/20/2014 03:15 PM
    Doug is a liar...he was given 2 disks with all of Rob's contacts after the last election by the company he used to reach out to voters. The company had a contract to destroy all of it's records after giving he lists to Doug, which they did shortly after Rob was elected mayor.

    Doug then lost the disks. Perhaps someone found them, but I suspect this is just Doug trying to cover up his stupidity. The Fords need o stop blaming others for their mistakes and take responsibility for being idiots.
    1. Sonny posted on 06/20/2014 05:11 PM
      @HP The brothers are liars and he has not provided proof other than his bluster
  2. The part of Robs brain that doesn't work. posted on 06/20/2014 04:03 PM
    Until Rob Ford makes a public apology to the Toronto Star reporters who he knowingly defamed, he and his brother can keep their mouths closed about any wrong doings towards the Ford campaign.
  3. Karl Burgin posted on 06/20/2014 04:16 PM
    1. More like posted on 06/20/2014 04:40 PM
      @Karl Burgin More like FOUR MORE YEARS in prison.
      Probably where Rob and his buds from the street are going to end up.
    2. Remove Rob Ford posted on 06/21/2014 05:57 AM
      @More like Yes!!! They are finished come October. Stupid is as stupid does.
  4. #AnythingButChow posted on 06/20/2014 04:22 PM
  5. Rob and Doug look like hoods posted on 06/20/2014 04:31 PM
    Rob and Doug look like hoods from a gangster movie.
    What I see here is Canada's greatest political disrespect of the law.
    1. An offer you can't refuse posted on 06/20/2014 04:45 PM
      @Rob and Doug look like hoods You want real-life characters from gangster movies? Have a look at Bob Kinnear from the ATU some time, he looks like he fell out of Goodfellas halfway through greasing back his hair. He's even got the "extortion racket" part down pat.
  6. Doug Ford has beady little eyes posted on 06/20/2014 04:51 PM
    Doug Ford has beady little eyes and can't be trusted since he went along with Rob Fords lies. These two clowns are an example of the lowest level politics can reach.
    1. Lowest? Really? posted on 06/20/2014 04:56 PM
      @Doug Ford has beady little eyes At least Ford bought his drugs out of his own pocket. The lowest, most despicable politicians in Canada have to be the tag-team of Wynne and McGuinty: Between them they've wasted over 1 billion taxpayer dollars, sold the province to completely unethical union bosses, committed Ontario to a course that can only end in bankruptcy, and as a cherry on top of their sundae of failure, told the OPP to stand back and let a group of natives beat an innocent man half to death in Caledonia.
  7. Doug Ford's Uncle Jed (on his mother's side) posted on 06/20/2014 08:04 PM
    Well ... I'll be jiggered !!!

    Little Duh--ggie has shot off'n his big mouth agin !!
    And fer what ??

    Just to show that the big brother Ford is even stoopider than the little Robbie Ford.

    Put a sock in it, Duh-ggie - nobody's listening to you and yer lies.

    You lost them there disks at my mountain retreet last summer and I sold them to some Chinese girl I met on the way out of Peking Duck restaurant.

    She said she wood give them to the other candidates so as not to confuse the record keepers at election central (your sister's basement).
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