Political score-settling at taxpayer expense is the height of hypocrisy - 2018-11-13
Practising petty, vindictive politics is bad enough. Doing so when it will cost taxpayers as much as $500,000 when you're purporting to be a frugal, cost-cutting government is the height of hypocrisy.
Doug Ford's government has put itself in that sorry position by ordering the firing of a top executive of Ontario Power Generation, Alykhan Velshi. Velshi just happens to have served as chief of staff to the Progressive Conservative party's previous leader, Patrick Brown, and this looks very much like part of a settling of accounts between the Ford and Brown camps.
Pursuing a vendetta against enemies, real or perceived, inside his own party isn't a good look for Ford. It's especially bad when, as the Star's Robert Benzie reports, ousting Velshi from his position as OPG's senior vice-president of corporate affairs and community relations may cost the government up to $500,000 in severance payments.