Ford government slammed for 'secrecy' around India trade mission - 2019-05-04
Premier Doug Ford's government is once again facing criticism around a taxpayer-funded trip as the province refuses to disclose cost and staffing details for a trade mission to India last week.
Economic Development and Trade Minister Todd Smith travelled to the country for six days to meet with business leaders. The trip was not made public until days after Smith was on the ground. Canadian media were also not invited to attend.
Smith's office put out a statement Friday saying the mission had wrapped up and that Smith "brought Ontario's open for business, open for jobs message to business leaders across sectors that demonstrate a high degree of trade and investment potential for Ontario."