'Her fake honour': Caroline Mulroney was called to Ontario bar three days before getting 'King's Counsel' title - 2023-07-04

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F94.png 'Her fake honour': Caroline Mulroney was called to Ontario bar three days before getting 'King's Counsel' title July 4, 2023, Jacques Gallant, Toronto Star

Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney was called to the Ontario bar just three days before the Ford government announced she was getting a special title for lawyers that has been widely denounced as a patronage honour, the Star has learned.

The government declared Friday afternoon that it was reinstituting the honorary title of "King's Counsel" for "lawyers who have demonstrated a commitment to the pursuit of legal excellence in service to the Crown, the public and their communities."

The designation carries no special privilege aside from allowing lawyers to put the initials "K.C." next to their names. Nonetheless, the announcement was sharply criticized by lawyers and the opposition as a patronage scandal, given the number of Tory politicians, staffers and loyalists who were among the first 91 nominees.

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{{cite news | first = Jacques | last = Gallant | title = 'Her fake honour': Caroline Mulroney was called to Ontario bar three days before getting 'King's Counsel' title | url = https://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2023/07/04/her-fake-honour-caroline-mulroney-was-called-to-ontario-bar-three-days-before-getting-kings-counsel-title.html | work = Toronto Star | date = July 4, 2023 | accessdate = July 16, 2023 }}