Ford's chief of staff sues Independent MPP Randy Hillier for $100,000 - 2019-06-12
Premier Doug Ford's chief of staff is seeking $100,000 in damages from Independent MPP Randy Hillier, saying the former Progressive Conservative posted "blatantly false" comments on Twitter accusing him of illegally destroying ballots in the party's leadership race last year.
Dated April 29, the statement of claim filed by Dean French also says Hillier's "outrageous and completely unsupported allegations" stated French used his own email server to cast "fraudulent" votes in the 2017 leadership race of the United Conservative Party in Alberta.
French's lawyer Gavin Tighe says in the 12-page statement of claim that Hillier (Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston), who was suspended from Ford's caucus Feb. 20 and later expelled, posted the widely shared tweets on April 11.
None of the claims have been tested in court.