'Arrest me': War of words between Ford, Blair escalates

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford lashes out against Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair on Thursday. (MICHAEL...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford lashes out against Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair on Thursday. (MICHAEL PEAKE/QMI Agency)

Don Peat, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:32 AM ET

TORONTO - Mayor Rob Ford raised the stakes Thursday in the Ford brothers all-out war of words with Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair.

Ford dared Blair to arrest him, endorsed Coun. Doug Ford’s complaint against the chief, questioned the cost of Project Brazen 2 — the ongoing investigation into the mayor and the mayor’s office — and argued Blair should be apologizing to taxpayers for spending money investigating his behaviour.

“If he is going to arrest me, arrest me,” Ford said. “I have done nothing wrong and he’s wasted millions of dollars.

“I want him to come clean and say how much money did it cost the taxpayers for surveillance on me.”

The mayor of Canada’s largest city was firing back at the city’s top cop a day after Blair said he was “deeply offended” by Ford’s inebriated rant at the Steak Queen where he called the chief a “c---sucker.”

“I do not owe him an apology, I will not give him an apology,” Ford said in response to Blair’s public comments.

Ford ­— who has admitted to smoking crack cocaine — dismissed the results of the investigation that have been made public in police documents.

“Coming up with me urinating in a parking lot? Coming up with an empty vodka bottle? Come on, please,” he said.


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