Taverner and French must both step aside

Green Party of Ontario leader and Guelph MPP, Mike Schreiner, released the following statement in response to new developments regarding Dean French and Ron Taverner:

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“The allegations of interference by the Premier’s Office are very concerning. Cronyism and political tampering have no place in a western democracy. I am calling on the Premier to do the right thing and suspend his Chief of Staff, Dean French, until the situation is resolved.

Ford must put the integrity of his position and his office above petty partisanship.

I am also calling on Ron Taverner to delay the start of his new role until a fulsome investigation is conducted into his selection process. Swirling allegations of interference make it difficult for the people of Ontario to have trust.”