Doug Ford says he can't be bought. So why is he selling his time to the highest bidder? - 2019-11-13
"That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet" is a Shakespearean truism that has a corollary in Ontario politics: that which we call cash for access, by any other name would stink as badly.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford fell into just such a semantic trap when, as The Globe and Mail reported this week, he granted exclusive access to business executives in exchange for large donations to one of his favourite charities.
On its surface, the idea of Mr. Ford using his celebrity to raise funds for a worthy cause has a noble sheen.