Dean French relative quits provincial appointment - 2019-06-25
The French connections continue to plague Premier Doug Ford. Another relative of departed Ford chief of staff, Dean French, who quit after a cronyism flap on Friday night, has now resigned a provincial appointment.
Katherine Pal, managing director of Pal Insurance, was named to the Public Accountants Council on Dec. 31. She is related to Jane Pal French, the former chief of staff's spouse. "The premier's office has spoken with Katherine Pal and she has resigned from Ontario's Public Accounts Council, effective immediately," Kayla Iafelice, the premier's director of media relations, said Tuesday.
That panel, which paid a small honorarium per board meeting, is headed by Gavin Tighe, who is the lawyer for both French and Ford. Tighe makes $166,666 as chair of the industry-funded body.