Pair demanding Ford campaign audit get big-gun legal help -- for free
Adam Chaleff-Freudenthaler and Max Reed, the decidely left-leaning duo who convinced the City of Toronto's compliance audit committee to order an audit of Mayor Rob Ford's unorthodox campaign financing, aren't giving now that Ford is challenging the order in court.
Chaleff-Freudenthaler announced Wednesday that he and Reed will be represented alongside city lawyers by two lawyers from "Paliare Roland, an elite boutique litigation firm."
Here's the release:
Elite Litigators Retained to Fight Ford in Court
In response to Mayor Rob Ford's appeal of the compliance audit ordered
on his campaign, co-applicants Adam Chaleff-Freudenthaler and Max Reed
have retained Paliare Roland, an elite boutique litigation firm, to
argue their case.
Given the public interest at the heart of this matter, Paliare Roland
is providing its services pro bono.
Two partners from the firm, Robert Centa and Caroline Jones, will lead
the file. Mr. Centa is no stranger to municipal issues. He was
retained as counsel by the City of Toronto to represent its interests
at the MFP inquiry.
"We are thrilled that two of Toronto's most skilled litigators will be
working with us to ensure Toronto's mayor is held to the same law as
every other citizen of this city," said Chaleff-Freudenthaler. "That
Paliare Roland has offered their services to us at no cost is a
testament to the firm's commitment to justice and our city."
A court date for the appeal will be negotiated by the parties over the
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