Doug Ford's van customization has $50K price tag, documents show - 2019-02-25
Customizing a van for Premier Doug Ford — with items that included a reclining leather sofa and a mini-fridge — would have cost taxpayers more than $50,000, according to a document filed in Ontario Superior Court.
An estimate for customizing the van was filed by lawyers for Ontario Provincial Police Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair as part of a lawsuit. Blair is asking the court to force the province's ombudsman to investigate the appointment of Ford's friend, Toronto Police Supt. Ron Taverner, to be the next OPP commissioner.
Blair has alleged that Ford's chief of staff told the OPP to buy a "large camper-type vehicle," have it modified to the premier's specifications and keep the costs off the provincial books.