Top Ford government minister's office under scrutiny over social media spending plan - 2020-02-05

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F0.png Top Ford government minister's office under scrutiny over social media spending plan February 5, 2020, Colin D'Mello, CTV News

TORONTO -- The office of a top cabinet minister within Ontario Premier Doug Ford's government is under scrutiny for allegedly using taxpayer resources to conduct Progressive Conservative party business — raising questions about a possible ethics breach by one of the premier's key allies.

Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy's government-funded office recently prepared a "social media advertising campaign" to increase the minister's followers and likes on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, by targeting the followers of "conservative and conservative-leaning accounts."

The plan, developed by the minister's communications team over the course of two months, was prepared on official Treasury Board Secretariat letterhead and aimed to provide "confidential advice to the minister" about paying to increase his social media presence.

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