Ont. integrity commissioner says he can't publicly release outcome of possible probe into appointments under Doug Ford - 2019-07-04
TORONTO — Ontario's integrity commissioner says he can't publicly release findings of a possible probe into government appointments with ties to the premier's former chief of staff.
Interim Liberal leader John Fraser had asked the commissioner to review all public appointments under the Tory government.
But commissioner J. David Wake says in a letter to Fraser that if he investigates the conduct of Dean French — who resigned as chief of staff last month — under the Public Service of Ontario Act, he has no legal authority to release any conclusions publicly.