The premier who promised to cut waste is building a bigger empire - 2019-07-22
Or has he? Let's dig a little deeper into the premier who once vowed to "Stop the gravy train" but got caught licking his chops — and now claims to have cleaned up his act.
The scandal erupted last month when four cronies were posted as the province's trade envoys abroad. Two of them were personal pals of Dean French, the premier's longtime comrade-in-arms and chief of staff (until French took the fall for the fiasco).
The new agent-general for New York turned out to be a 20-something lacrosse player named Tyler Albrecht — a pal of French's lacrosse-playing son. The London plum went to Taylor Shields, a cousin of French's wife.