Government

End Cronyism and bring accountability, transparency, and integrity back to the taxpayers and Queens Park

Thunder Bay Town Hall 14m 25s April 10, 2018
Broken
Aug 2019

Ford government sues privacy commissioner to block release of cabinet letters

National Observer August 21, 2019

Jul 2019

Ford government rejects NDP request for committee review of two patronage appointments

The Globe and Mail July 02, 2019

Mar 2019

Questions raised about transparency as board of new health super agency meets in secret

The Toronto Star March 13, 2019

Feb 2019

Budget watchdog criticizes Ford government over spending estimates

The Toronto Star February 27, 2019

Ontario’s budget watchdog [Financial Accountability Officer Peter Weltman] says the Ford government failed to provide enough time for the legislature to effectively scrutinize 2019 spending plans, raising concerns about the state of transparency in Queen’s Park.

“This is certainly not behaviour — if you will — that I would encourage as an FAO and it’s certainly things that we will call out much more regularly if we see this sort of thing continue,” he said. “It’s fundamentally an issue of parliamentary oversight and not providing the elected representatives with a chance to scrutinize the government spending.”

Weltman said by failing to allow MPPs to scrutinize the spending estimates, the government is “breaking a fundamental point of accountability.”

Feb 2019

$140K-a-year EQAO job for failed PC candidate sparks criticism

The Toronto Star February 19, 2019

Jan 2019

Premier Doug Ford hires top Toronto Sun executive James Wallace to be deputy chief of staff

The Toronto Star January 25, 2019

Only 7 months in and quite a number of events and stories have accrued. They go against the ideals of "transparency", "integrity", and "ending cronyism." This is enough at this point to judge this.

Jan 2019

Staffer's high-paid energy board appointment criticized as one of Doug Ford's 'backroom deals'

CBC News January 11, 2019

Jan 2019

Ford friend and former Ontario Place board chair appointed to head Ontario Place board again

QP Briefing January 04, 2019

Dec 2018

GUEST COLUMN [by Mike Schreiner]: A power trip is no way to lead a province

Toronto Sun December 25, 2018

Twenty-seven people applied for the commissioner’s job. Since only four did not meet the original criteria, including the person hired, it should not be hard to find a qualified candidate that is not a personal friend of the premier.

Including this article as it's the only one that I've found that specifies how much the candidate pool expanded by removing the original qualifications and allowing Taverner to apply.

Dec 2018

Doug Ford’s Ontario: Open for (the family) business

Maclean's December 14, 2018

Who is to say why $34.5 million in provincial funds was doled out to Maple Leaf Foods in aid of a new $660-million poultry-processing plant in London, Ont., in late November? Yes, that would be the same Maple Leaf Foods that has long been a client of none other than Deco Labels, and it is “the largest investment in food processing ever in Canada,” as Ford himself said.

Dec 2018

Ron Taverner was considered for other top jobs with province, sources say

Toronto Star December 14, 2018

Toronto police Supt. Ron Taverner was offered the top position at the Ontario Cannabis Store and considered for a deputy minister post in the months leading up to his appointment to the job of Ontario Provincial Police commissioner

Dec 2018

Ford government’s new ‘audit and accountability’ committee will not probe why Ontario’s chief accountant quit

The Toronto Star December 11, 2018

Dec 2018

Province’s chief accountant quit after refusing to sign off on Fedeli’s $15 billion deficit figure

The Toronto Star December 05, 2018

Dec 2018

Qualifications lowered for OPP commissioner job, allowing Ford family friend to apply

iPolitics December 04, 2018

Dec 2018

Doug Ford Denies Helping Ron Taverner Get Appointed OPP Commissioner

Huffington Post December 04, 2018

Nov 2018

Ontario Premier Doug Ford in battle over who will be Hydro One’s next CEO

The Globe and Mail November 30, 2018

Nov 2018

Doug Ford's appointment schedule revealed through freedom of information request

CBC News November 26, 2018

Unlike his predecessors as premier of Ontario, Doug Ford is not providing the media with a daily itinerary of his public events. So CBC News sought and obtained Ford's appointment schedule, using the province's freedom of information laws.

Oct 2018

Doug Ford government spins fake news to ditch minimum wage hike

NOW October 30, 2018

Oct 2018

Ford’s man in Washington could be paid more than Canada’s ambassador

iPolitics October 18, 2018

Sep 2018

Doug Ford can’t apply the notwithstanding clause retroactively to impede democracy

The Globe and Mail September 18, 2018

This is an opinion article, but it puts forth the argument of how the government is not acting with integrity (by definition: "adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty")

Sep 2018

Ontario PCs Hire Ford Family Lawyer Gavin Tighe, Fire Senior Liberal Appointees

Huffington Post September 06, 2018

Aug 2018

Ontario government refuses to release Doug Ford's mandate letters to cabinet ministers

CBC News August 29, 2018

Aug 2018

For Canadian journalists covering Doug Ford, being called ‘fake news’ was the last straw

Washington Post August 05, 2018

Aug 2018

'It's not news': Doug Ford's Ontario News Now attempts to muzzle media, experts say

CBC News August 02, 2018

Jul 2018

Ford’s cynical display of political patronage

Toronto Star July 11, 2018

Jul 2018

Doug Ford gives former PC president job as health adviser with $350K salary

CTV News July 06, 2018