June 20, 2014 1:26 pm

Doug Ford says Stintz campaign may have stolen mayor’s contact lists

Toronto Councillor Doug Ford speaks to the media on April 1 2014.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

TORONTO – Councillor Doug Ford claims Karen Stintz’s mayoral campaign is using pilfered information to contact his brother Rob Ford’s supporters.

Doug Ford says he’s gone as far as contacting the police, suggesting the contact list of Ford supporters was “confidential” and may have been taken from inside the mayor’s office.

“There’s been a breach all over the place here. And I think Karen Stintz campaign along with Karen Stintz has a lot of questions to answer about how they got this list,” he told reporters at city hall Friday.

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Ford claims his supporters have been calling him complaining they’re receiving emails from the Stintz campaign despite never contacting anyone at city hall other than the mayor’s office.

The Stintz campaign told Global News they have “people supporting Karen who have supported other candidates in the past” and the campaign accepts “lists that are given to us.”

The campaign also noted that if people don’t want to receive the emails, “they can simply click on unsubscribe.”

Doug Ford claims only a few dozen people had access to the mayor’s office, some of whom either no longer work at city hall or work for the deputy mayor.

Police could not confirm there was an active  investigation but did confirm they received a complaint.

“When you have stolen information, it’d be like walking out with furniture, it’d be like walking out with a computer,” Ford said.

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