Toronto's chief of police has served Doug Ford with a notice of defamation and the councillor is fuming.
Bill Blair took the legal action over comments the councillor made earlier this month, alleging the Chief leaked news of plans to serve Mayor Rob Ford a subpoena to testify in the Sandro Lisi extortion case. Ford called it political “payback.”
Councillor Ford says he's not worried about the notice but became angry when musing about how the public found out about the legal action so quickly.
When Ford found out Blair would be paying lawyers from the police chief's own pocket, the councillor questioned why the head of corporate communications for the police force was speaking on Blair's behalf.
Just minutes away in his Etobicoke Campaign office, Mayor Ford also questions how the story was leaked so quickly.
He says he has not been subpoenaed.
Ford underlines this matter is between his brother and Blair.