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Several say Ford conflict-of-interest probe should reopen: report

Several are suggesting that Toronto’s integrity commissioner Janet Leiper should expand her probe into the actions of Mayor Rob Ford and his brother Coun. Doug Ford.

The Globe and Mail writes that mayoral candidates John Tory and David Soknacki are calling for an investigation. Tim Gleason, the lawyer representing the Toronto man who lodged a complaint against the mayor in January, is also calling for one.

The calls come the day after The Globe reported the two politicians had lobbied city officials to help a client of their family firm.

In the end, according to the newspaper, no special tax break was granted and the city manager was not informed about the possible conflict of interest.

Coun. Doug Ford has called the revelations a witch hunt. Ford’s mayoral rival John Tory is calling for an investigation.

The mayor is currently on a leave of absence to deal with what he calls a “problem with alcohol.”

There’s been no comment from Leiper to The Globe.