Allegations that Ontario Premier Doug Ford is being lobbied in an illegal manner will be checked by the Ontario Provincial Police, the force said in a letter to an NDP MPP.
The allegations stem from an open letter written by MPP Randy Hillier, who asserted he was aware of “illegal and unregistered lobbying by close friends and advisers employed” by Ford.
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The longtime representative of Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston published the allegations three days after he was removed from the dynamic Conservative caucus.communication sent to NDP MPP Taras Natyshak, the OPP said its anti-rackets unit will handle the review.
Ford’s office has always denied any misdeed. During question period at the Ontario parliament, Ford again said the allegations were untrue.
“There’s no illegal lobbying going on, very simple.The allegations will be find, No one can influence our team, no one can buy our team,” Ford said.
“Very simply, if you want to talk to the government, call me on my cellphone, we hand [the number] out anyways.”
CBC Toronto is attempting to contact the OPP for more information about where its review stands.
Ford’s office has always denied any misbehavior . During question period at the Ontario parliament, Ford again said the allegations were untrue.