Ford facing calls to dismantle 'Ontario News Now'' after featuring PC party donors - 2019-07-30

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F0.png Ford facing calls to dismantle 'Ontario News Now after featuring PC party donors July 30, 2019, Colin D'Mello, CTV News

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is facing calls to dismantle 'Ontario News Now' — the taxpayer-funded Progressive Conservative communication video service — after PC party donors were featured in recent promotional videos.

On Sunday, 'Ontario News Now' posted a video featuring Pelee Island Winery, located south of Chatham-Kent, in which Ford is seen touring the winery before telling viewers to "go buy a bottle of Pelee Island Wine."

The video triggered online backlash after it was discovered that Walter Schmoranz, the president of the winery, donated money to the PC party twice in 2019 according to public filings with Elections Ontario — just weeks before his company was featured in a video.

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{{cite news | first = Colin | last = D'Mello | title = Ford facing calls to dismantle 'Ontario News Now'' after featuring PC party donors | url = https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ford-facing-calls-to-dismantle-ontario-news-now-after-featuring-pc-party-donors-1.4530099 | work = CTV News | date = July 30, 2019 | accessdate = July 30, 2019 }}