No criminal charges in allegations of illegal lobbying by Ford advisers but OPP refer case to ethics watchdog - 2019-08-02

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F132.png No criminal charges in allegations of illegal lobbying by Ford advisers but OPP refer case to ethics watchdog August 2, 2019, Jill Mahoney, Globe and Mail

The Ontario Provincial Police completed its review of allegations of illegal lobbying by advisers to Premier Doug Ford and referred the matter to the province's ethics watchdog on Friday.

Investigators launched the review after Independent MPP Randy Hillier alleged in March that he was expelled from the Progressive Conservative caucus in part for raising concerns "of possible illegal and unregistered lobbying by close friends and advisers employed by Premier Ford." Mr. Hillier did not specify to whom he was referring.

"The Ontario Provincial Police's Anti-Rackets Branch has reviewed the information provided and determined there is insufficient evidence to support a criminal investigation at this time," Staff Sergeant Carolle Dionne said in an e-mail.

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