Canadian tax adjudicator said ‘I am not a fan of his claim to fame’ during dispute over tax on Bell’s sprawling estate in Nova Scotia

Descendants of Alexander Graham Bell have accused a Canadian tax adjudicator of bias after he questioned, during a dispute over a hefty property tax assessment, the legitimacy of Bell’s claim to have invented the telephone.

Bell, who was born in Edinburgh but spent much of his life in Canada, is widely credited with patenting the first telephone in 1876. He later founded the telecommunications company AT&T.

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