Closing arguments have wrapped up in the $6-million defamation lawsuit trial of Mayor Rob Ford.

Boardwalk Cafe owner George Foulidis claims that his reputation was sullied when Ford told the Toronto Sun that a deal to extend his restaurant’s lease of public land without entertaining other offers "stinks to high heaven.”

The interview was conducted with the Sun’s editorial board during Ford’s 2010 mayoral campaign.

In closing arguments made Monday, Foulidis’ lawyer said Ford made the comments to help himself get elected.

With files from Chris Fox and the Canadian Press