July 19, 2024
Doug Ford names 31 MPPs as parliamentary assistants, each getting $16K on top of six-figure salaries
Ford's office announced the names in a news release Wednesday, the same day opposition parties called for an external review into government appointments after it was revealed that at least three had personal ties to his former chief of staff.
Ford’s office announced the names in a news release Wednesday, the same day opposition parties called for an external review into government appointments after it was revealed that at least three had personal ties to his former chief of staff.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has named 31 MPPs as parliamentary assistants, with each receiving an additional $16,600 on top of their already six-figure salaries.

Ford’s office announced the names in a news release Wednesday, the same day opposition parties called for an external review into government appointments after it was revealed that at least three had personal ties to his former chief of staff.

Parliamentary assistants “support ministers with legislative and committee matters, including special projects and assignments that require dedicated leadership,” the news release said. “They also play a key role in building relationships and communicating government initiatives across the province.”

Wednesday’s announcement means there are now 13 more parliamentary assistants than there were before the cabinet shuffle. 

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See Also:

(1) Opposition seeks review of public appointments under Ford

(2) City council’s closed-shop tendering decision subject of lawsuit

(3) A showdown consuming the Law Society of Ontario

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