OPP to investigate leak of police notes in Layton report

Layton dismisses massage parlour report as "smear campaign"

The Toronto Police have asked the Ontario Provincial Police to investigate the leak of official police notes cited in a Sun Media report about NDP leader Jack Layton, according to CBC News. The NDP leader and his wife, NDP candidate Olivia Chow, have denied any wrongdoing following the report Friday that Layton was interviewed by police in 1996 at a Toronto massage parlour. In a statement, Chow said: “Sixteen years ago my husband went for a massage at a massage clinic that is registered with the city of Toronto. He exercises regularly; he was and remains in great shape and he needed a massage…I knew about this appointment, as I always do. No one was more surprised than my husband when the police informed him of allegations of potential wrong doing at this establishment.”

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