TORONTO – A judge has ordered the release of remaining portions of a court document that contains shocking allegations about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
Portions of the police document that were previously released showed former staffers alleged the mayor was intoxicated at work, drank while driving and associated with suspected prostitutes.
The document, containing allegations not proven in court, was filed in the drug case of Ford’s friend Alexander Lisi and media lawyers have been fighting to have it released.
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The police investigation was launched to probe allegations that a video showed the mayor smoking crack cocaine, which Ford has since admitted he did, likely in a “drunken stupor.”
Today a judge ordered that all remaining portions of the document, except for some areas on police investigative techniques and confidential informants, should be released because they are in the public interest.
In his decision, Ontario Superior Court Judge Ian Nordheimer said in terms of legal proceedings it’s hard to conceive of a matter of more importance to the public interest.
But the release of the document was put on hold until Dec. 6 to give the Crown the opportunity to appeal.
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Ford has denied consorting with prostitutes and insists he is not an alcoholic or drug addict.