Ford government rejects NDP request for committee review of two patronage appointments
The Globe and Mail July 02, 2019
The Globe and Mail July 02, 2019
The Toronto Star March 13, 2019
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.”
The Toronto Star February 19, 2019
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.
CBC News January 11, 2019
QP Briefing January 04, 2019
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.
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.
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
The Toronto Star December 11, 2018
The Toronto Star December 05, 2018
iPolitics December 04, 2018
Huffington Post December 04, 2018
The Globe and Mail November 30, 2018
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.
NOW October 30, 2018
iPolitics October 18, 2018
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")
Huffington Post September 06, 2018
CBC News August 29, 2018
Washington Post August 05, 2018
CBC News August 02, 2018
Toronto Star July 11, 2018
CTV News July 06, 2018