“We know hanging out with rich backroom insiders and lobbyists is Doug Ford’s cup of tee, but Ontarians deserve better.” – Ontario NDP Ethics critic Taras Natyshak on Doug Ford’s $1,000-per-person Golf Fundraiser
A Statement from Ontario’s NDP Official Opposition Party
Posted July 14th on Niagara At Large
Ontario NDP statement on Ford’s $1,000-a-round golf fundraiser in Muskoka
QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario NDP Ethics and Accountability critic Taras Natyshak released the following statement on tomorrow’s $1,000-per-person Doug Ford and friends golfing fundraiser in Muskoka:
“Ontarians are rightfully teed off that Doug Ford has time to sell access to himself and his cabinet for a thousand bucks and a few golf balls to insiders and lobbyists in Muskoka.
Instead of top priorities like fixing the backlog in health care procedures and tests, helping small businesses survive the pandemic or developing a real plan for a safe September in schools, Doug Ford is teeing off with his ministers and those with deep pockets,” said Taras Natysak.
“Asking fore a friend, how much time will Doug Ford spend fundraising rather than working on the critical issues facing Ontario right now? We know hanging out with rich backroom insiders and lobbyists is Doug Ford’s cup of tee, but Ontarians deserve better.
“Ford needs to quit wasting time and puttering around at fundraisers in his cottage’s backyard and get back to doing his job.”
A Brief Footnote from Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper –
Isn’t this the same Premier Doug Ford who recently made unprecedented use of the so-callled “notwithstanding clause” in the Canadian constitution to prevent members of the public and union members from contributing money to political advertising in next year’s provincial election?
Yet it is obviously okay for Doug Ford and his Conservatives to hold fundraisers that charge a thousand bucks for a hamburger or a round of golf to wealthy individuals and corporations, including developers and lobbyists for private sector long-term care homes and the like.
So much for the “party for the people.”
Doug Draper, Niagara At Large
To check out a CBC report on Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s use or abuse of Canada’s Constitution to prevent critics from running election ads against his Conservative Party, click on – https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thehouse/doug-ford-notwithstanding-section-33-constitution-1.6062167
To read a related piece recently posted on Niagara At Large, click on – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2021/07/05/ontarios-doug-ford-moves-us-from-one-buck-beer-to-1000-burgers/
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