Doug Ford defends fundraising dinner amid cash-for-access criticisms - 2019-02-22

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F132.png Doug Ford defends fundraising dinner amid cash-for-access criticisms February 22, 2019, Jill Mahoney, Globe and Mail

Open this photo in gallery Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks to the media during a press conference in Toronto on Dec. 18, 2018. The PC Party is hoping to raise at least $2-million from the dinner, according to sources. Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press

Ontario Premier Doug Ford insists that "no one can influence" him improperly following reports that his party has enlisted registered lobbyists to help sell tickets to a coming fundraising dinner.

Several lobbyists, companies and industry groups say they feel pressure to attend the $1,250-a-person Progressive Conservative Party event in order to maintain high-level access to the government, The Globe and Mail reported this week.

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