Doug Ford defends $1,250-a-plate fundraiser, says it's not cash-for-access - 2019-02-27

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F182.png Doug Ford defends $1,250-a-plate fundraiser, says it's not cash-for-access February 27, 2019, Canadian Press, CBC News

A pricey Progressive Conservative fundraising gala where attendees can rub shoulders with key members of government doesn't constitute cash-for-access, Premier Doug Ford said ahead of the event in Toronto on Wednesday.

Opposition parties have raised concerns that the 2019 Leader's Dinner — where tickets cost $1,250 — would grant opportunities for people to influence cabinet ministers.

But Ford defended the event and said his party frequently hosts smaller fundraisers across the province where people have a chance to hear directly from him.

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{{cite news | author = Canadian Press | title = Doug Ford defends $1,250-a-plate fundraiser, says it's not cash-for-access | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/doug-ford-fundraising-cash-for-access-1.5036545 | work = CBC News | date = February 27, 2019 | accessdate = April 23, 2019 }}