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Canada Doug Ford facing more questions about controversies within his party

22:56  18 may  2018
22:56  18 may  2018 Source:   thestar.com

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LONDON—PC Leader Doug Ford faced new questions about the mounting controversies his party faces during a campaign stop Friday morning in London.

He said the Progressive Conservative party is conducting an “internal investigation” after he attended a fundraiser — in violation of new campaign rules — after being misled about the event, a violation first reported by the Star.

As for the alleged data breach at Hwy. 407 that led a Brampton East PC candidate to resign — and Ford’s opponents to request Elections Ontario investigate — he said “as soon as we found out about it, we acted immediately — the candidate is no longer with us, we replaced the candidate and you are going to have to talk to the 407.”

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“But let’s make no mistake about it: We take Elections Ontario seriously. It was very serious and we won’t tolerate anything like that in our campaign.”

He said, however, that it’s “up to the 407” to call police.

While there have been media reports that a number of candidates may have accessed the data — which the 407 has said included the names, addresses and phone numbers of 60,000 customers who use the toll highway — Ford said “as far as we know that was the only riding; we acted immediately.”

Rival parties wrote to Elections Ontario Thursday, with the NDP urging an immediate investigation into any possible data breaches, and the Liberals asking for a probe of the April 29 fundraiser, which donors paid $250 to attend.

Ford said Friday that he stayed at the fundraiser for “an hour, maybe an hour and a bit.”

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“We dismissed (the organizer)” after learning attendees paid to be there. I was misinformed – I was misinformed and I’m going to repeat that,” he said, adding all monies will be refunded.

Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford during a campaign stop in London, Ont., on May 18, 2018. Ford said the Progressive Conservative party is conducting an “internal investigation” after he attended a fundraiser — in violation of new campaign rules.© Andrew Ryan Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford during a campaign stop in London, Ont., on May 18, 2018. Ford said the Progressive Conservative party is conducting an “internal investigation” after he attended a fundraiser — in violation of new campaign rules.

“I go to hundreds of events. I’m very clear when I go there that they are meet-and-greets … we’re doing an internal investigation and we’re putting proper protocol in place to make sure that never happens again.”

In Toronto, Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne did not weigh in on Ford’s candidate woes.

“I’m going to leave those questions to Mr. Ford,” she said.

On Thursday, Wynne implored the Tory leader to call the police if he suspects there was any wrongdoing in the nominations of any of his candidates.

In London, Ford spoke of his party’s health-care platform, which includes 15,000 new long-term care beds over the next five years, and a 10-year commitment to spent $1.9 billion on mental health and addictions. His party has also pledged a $98-million-a-year dental care plan for low-income seniors.

With files from Robert Benzie

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