Ford's chief of staff orchestrated pension board shakeup the day before he resigned - 2019-07-19

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F94.png Ford's chief of staff orchestrated pension board shakeup the day before he resigned July 19, 2019, Robert Benzie, Toronto Star

The day before he resigned as Premier Doug Ford's chief of staff amid a cronyism scandal, Dean French orchestrated the dismissal of the chair of a $60-billion public pension board and appointed three new members, the Star has learned.

On June 20, David Leith, the chair of the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario, was advised in writing that his services would no longer be required even though the respected Bay Street veteran had been expected to be reappointed to the $150,000-a-year post when his term expired June 30.

In what ended up being his penultimate day as Ford's chief of staff, French decreed that Neil Selfe, Brian Gibson, and Geoffrey Belsher would be joining the board that manages assets on behalf of the Ontario Pension Board and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

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