The people in the cronyism scandal that has rocked Premier Doug Ford's government - 2019-07-16

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F94.png The people in the cronyism scandal that has rocked Premier Doug Ford's government July 16, 2019, Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star

The cronyism scandal that has rocked Premier Doug Ford's government and fuelled its tumble in a new public opinion poll has now claimed seven people, including his former chief of staff, Dean French, who was behind several of the controversial appointments.

While Ford has pledged that the Treasury Board under cabinet minister Peter Bethlenfalvy will now shepherd an internal review process, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is questioning why that process hasn't yet produced any apparent results given her party and the media have uncovered several questionable hirings in recent weeks.

"Obviously whatever they're doing is not weeding out the people who are getting inappropriate appointments," Horwath told the Star in an interview Monday, as the newspaper reported a new poll by Corbett Communications that found 63 per cent of 936 voters surveyed believe the government has doled out appointments to too many friends.

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