Lawyer is pointing out an article in the Sun that said "council corrupt," with a big picture of Ford.
Mayor Ford now questioned on meeting with Toronto Sun. Looks at edition of Sun from Aug 12 2010 #topoli
Ford says he has not read the article that is at the heart of this libel action.
At his last court hearing, Ford said he had not read the law he was accused of having violated.
Mayor Ford says he does not remember being told Sun ed board meeting was on the record, but he always takes that as given. #topoli
RT @globetoronto: Live now: Follow along as the Globe's @lizchurchTO + @marcusbgee live-tweet Mayor Ford's libel trial testimony http:// ...
Mayor says he has heard thru media that tape of ed board has surfaced, has listened to parts of it. #topoli
Judge says still no agreement about what was said and to whom on tape. Mayor told to note where there may a difference. #topoli
Tape about to be played for Mayor Ford. Mayor will follow along on transcript. #topoli
"It's a culture of corruption down there, and we're going to put an end to it," Doug Ford is overheard saying in Sun edit board meeting.
"If you don't think there is corruption at city hall, well...." says Mayor Ford on the tape of the Sun edit board.
As Mayor Rob Ford listens to tape of Sun Ed Board in court room, wheeling + dealing goes on at city hall over mid-term appointments.#topoli
"I've heard the name" Foulidis, Ford concedes, under questioning, but says he didn't at first associate it with the Tuggs deal.
Mayor Ford tell court "council is supreme," can reopen any matter with two-thirds vote. Says council does some crazy things. #topoli
huh? RT @goldsbie: Ford, explaining the reopening of votes, states that "Council is supreme." Which is a marked depature from "irrelevant."
In in camera meetings, "a lot of horsetrading" goes on, says Ford. "It's problematic."
Mayor Ford says there is a lot of "horse trading" when council goes in camera that bothers him. #topoli
Rob Ford remarks that the term "in camera" is a bit of "an oxymoron" because no cameras are allowed. hm.
RT @CNScoville: “In camera” is Latin. It means, “in a room.”
Mayor Ford says in 12 yrs on council has seen info from in camera ends up in media. "There are leaks. That's a problem. " #topoli
"Not following the processs is corrupt," says Ford, defining his terms. Like when council goes for a sole-source deal.
"There was a lot of rumours going around saying this deal does not smell right," says Ford of the Tuggs deal.
Mayor Ford gives his def of corruption: "Not following the process to me is corrupt." #topoli
"It's back-room deals, it's skullduggery," Ford repeats on the stand.
Mayor Ford returns to the stand after the break, questioned on how he knew there was corruption. #topoli
"It is hard to catch them in the act. It is hard to prove it," Mayor says. "You can't prove it. I can't pinpoint it. " #topoli
Mayor Ford says he can't pinpoint what was corrupt about the deal, but he'd heard stories and "it smells that way, it just looks that way."
Questioned on when council should discuss matters in private, mayor says Tuggs deal should have been discussed in public. #topoli
Mayor now back on issue of "corruption + skulduggery". "Sometimes they do it in public, sometimes they do it in camera. #topoli
"There were a lot of innueundos" about the Tuggs deal, says Ford. So he called it corrupt based on innuendo?
On Tuggs deal, "It didn't smell right...it just didn't pass the test in my personal opinion." #topoli
RT @lizchurchto: On Tuggs deal, "It didn't smell right...it just didn't pass the test in my personal opinion." #topoli
"I believe the police should be called in" more often than they are now to investigate corruption, says Ford. #fordcourt2
RT @sirilyan: Now seeking chemists to manufacture my new cologne, Skullduggery for Men. You can just smell it. #TOpoli
"I can't tell you if it was illegal or not. We've never had the police investigate it," says Ford of the Tuggs deal. #fordcourt2
Ford admits that it's okay for a councillor to accept a donation from someone and then back them on an issue. He's done it himself.
"I don't know the man so I would never cast aspersions," says Ford of Foulidis. But the process "doesn't' smell right." #fordcourt2
Skullduggery: "Underhanded or unscrupulous behavior; also : a devious device or trick"