Doug Ford says he acted 'immediately' on patronage scandal caused by former chief of staff Dean French - 2019-07-08
Taking media questions in public for the first time since the controversy broke late last month, Ford — in Alberta Monday for the Calgary Stampede before heading to a meeting of premiers in Saskatoon — said "you know something, I think I addressed that pretty quickly. As a matter of fact, I addressed that immediately when we were in Toronto."
However, he added, "we aren't here to talk about Dean French. We're here to talk about internal trade. This is the first opportunity this country has ever seen in recent memory that from coast to coast, from the east to the west, we have like-minded premiers" which is "incredible for the entire nation."
Ford also accused the media of wanting "to get into the weeds" when the public wants to know about jobs and the economy.