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July 30, 2018: Din­ner, Pos­ti­cino

Mr. Ford dined with Supt. Tav­erner and Toronto Po­lice Chief Mark Saun­ders at Pos­ti­cino, an Ital­ian restau­rant in Toronto’s west end.

This meet­ing was first dis­closed by the Of­fi­cial Op­po­si­tion, the NDP, which ob­tained a por­tion of the Premier’s cal­en­dar through the Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion and Pro­tec­tion of Pri­vacy Act and re­leased it to the pub­lic. The only per­son who has spo­ken pub­licly about this meet­ing is Chief Saun­ders, who said the din­ner was ar­ranged to dis­cuss gun vi­o­lence. Asked at a news con­fer­ence if the OPP com­mis­sioner’s job came up, he said, “Ab­so­lutely no.”

He added: “I wish I had time to dis­cuss the OPP, but I am the chief here in Toronto and I have gun vi­o­lence and young black boys killing other young black boys.”

Chief Saun­ders said Supt. Tav­erner was in­vited to the din­ner be­cause his po­lice di­vi­sions in North Eto­bi­coke ac­count for “40 per cent of the city’s vi­o­lence.”

Ac­cord­ing to Mr. Ford’s cal­en­dar, the din­ner was sched­uled to last 90 min­utes.

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