Campaign launched to help Ford with legal costs

(indiegogo.com)

(indiegogo.com)

Don Peat, City Hall Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 3:12 AM ET

An campaign to raise cash to help Mayor Rob Ford fight the Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale has popped up online.

The fundraising website Indiegogo.com featured a new campaign Friday called “Stop the Bullying! Help Pay Mayor Ford’s Legal Costs.”

The page was started by someone named Iain McLaren.

He did not respond to a request for comment.

“Mayor Rob Ford is facing yet another lawsuit at great expense to himself. Show your support for Mayor Ford and contribute to his legal costs today,” the campaign stated.

According to the short summary of the campaign posted online, the fundraising effort was being launched in response to Ford being served with a libel notice by Dale. The notice was delivered to Ford Thursday in response to comments he made about the Star reporter in an interview on Monday with Conrad Black.


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