Treasury Board to review pending appointments of Ford government
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, centre, sits alongside Chief of Staff Dean French as they prepare to hear Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speak at the Ontario PC Convention in Toronto on Saturday, November 17, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, July 13, 2019 10:49AM EDT
Another political appointee has resigned after opposition parties uncovered ties to Premier Doug Ford's former Chief of Staff.
Ian Neita, who was appointed to the board overseeing the Workplace Safety Insurance Board in December, stepped down from the job Friday.
The New Democrats say that in 2013 Neita helped coach a Toronto girls' basketball team with Dean French, who was forced to resign last month amid allegations he'd named family members and friends to lucrative postings.
Ford's office has said the province's Treasury Board is now conducting a review of pending appointments and has promised to remove anyone appointed improperly.
This if the fifth appointee linked to Doug Ford's former chief of staff.