Ontario's influencers: How the heads of lobbying firms have become part of Doug Ford's inner circle - 2019-07-22
Open this photo in gallery Ontario Premier Doug Ford's name is emblazoned on the door at his Queen's Park office in Toronto. Chris Froggatt and Kory Teneycke, the founders of two lobbying firms, have been influential advisers to the Premier after helping the Progressive Conservatives to win election last summer. Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail
Premier Doug Ford relies on the heads of two lobbying firms for advice, giving them access to his inner circle and influence over Ontario politics through strategic direction, crisis management and input on the recent cabinet shuffle.
The close relationships have been fostered in an ethics environment that critics say allows a blurring of lines between lobbying, political campaigning and advising on government operations.