Spotlight on Mayor Rob Ford after e-mail release

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks to media in front of his office at City Hall in Toronto on Monday...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks to media in front of his office at City Hall in Toronto on Monday January 20, 2014. (Ernest Doroszuk/QMI Agency)

Don Peat, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 1:56 PM ET

TORONTO - All eyes are on Mayor Rob Ford again on Tuesday.

The spotlight is on the embattled mayor in the wake of more than 7,000 e-mails sent and received by Ford's staffers being released a day earlier.

As the Sun revealed Monday, the e-mails include the first contact the U.S. website Gawker made with the mayor's office about the crack video along with discussions between staffers about "begging" Ford to stay off the radio as the news emerged.

In another email exchange, one Ford staffer wondered if they wanted to make a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne "meaner" back in April 2013.

The question from Sheila Paxton, the mayor's director of policy, to three other senior staffers - Earl Provost, George Christopoulos and Mark Towhey.

"I have redrafted the letter to the premier as discussed," Paxton wrote on April 25. "I can make it meaner if you want."


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