Has Doug Ford finally put the cronyism scandal behind him? - 2019-08-07
While seven French-linked appointees have also stepped down or been forced out in the wake of the controversy, the departure appears to have triggered the reset the cabinet shuffle was meant to signal.
Yes, staffers have left or are leaving shortly — some because they're seen as too close to the hard-charging ex-chief; others because they had long been fed up working for him.
However, Ford's dismal poll numbers are fuelling anxiety within his Conservative caucus, suggesting the party has not put its problems behind it.