Democracy Watch wants probe of Dean French's 'improper' role in Taverner appointment - 2019-03-25

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F0.png Democracy Watch wants probe of Dean French's 'improper' role in Taverner appointment March 25, 2019, Marieke Walsh, iPolitics

TORONTO—Democracy Watch says evidence on the appointment of Ron Taverner, shows the premier's chief of staff played an "improper role" in the process and new investigations should be launched.

The evidence, detailed in a March 20 report from Integrity Commissioner J. David Wake shows Premier Doug Ford's chief of staff, Dean French, recommended Taverner for the job, previously attempted to secure Taverner a different job, and was repeatedly briefed on Taverner's progress throughout the recruitment.

Wake's report was focused on whether Ford breached the Member's Integrity Act, because Taverner is a personal friend of the premier. The commissioner cleared Ford of all allegations brought forward in complaints from the opposition, but he concluded the process was "flawed" and "troubling."

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{{cite news | first = Marieke | last = Walsh | title = Democracy Watch wants probe of Dean French's 'improper' role in Taverner appointment | url = https://ipolitics.ca/2019/03/25/democracy-watch-wants-probe-of-dean-frenchs-improper-role-in-taverner-appointment/ | work = iPolitics | date = March 25, 2019 | accessdate = June 16, 2019 }}