Doug Ford pressed to expand review of appointments - 2019-06-26
Premier Doug Ford is under pressure to expand a review of Progressive Conservative patronage appointments in the wake of the Dean French nepotism scandal. French, a close Ford friend, resigned as the premier's chief of staff last week after it emerged he had awarded six-figure government jobs to his son's friend and his wife's cousin.
After revoking those postings, Ford announced Tuesday he was reviewing "all pending appointments" as he scrambles to limit the damage. On Wednesday, both the opposition New Democrats and the Liberals urged the premier to widen the scope of inquiry into a debacle transfixing Queen's Park. "Doug Ford has been making it rain gravy-train tickets and signing off on every single one, from Ron Taverner to Tyler Albrecht," said NDP MPP Marit Stiles (Davenport).
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