Premier Doug Ford has missed 61% of question periods since December, says NDP - 2019-03-08
The NDP alleges that the Ron Taverner controversy is the reason why the premier has been absent so often.
"Since the OPP meddling scandal began, Doug Ford has been absent for 61 per cent of question periods. He's ducking questions about his interference in the process to appoint the next OPP commissioner, and that's why he has been hiding out so much since the start of the new session," said Fife.
The premier was absent for question period on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week after the news of former OPP deputy commissioner Brad Blair's firing broke. Ford was in the legislature, however, on Thursday and faced questions about the firing of Blair and changes to the Ontario Autism Program.