Canada PCs part ways with organizer after Doug Ford improperly attended Scarborough fundraiser

19:51  17 may  2018
19:51  17 may  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

Doug Ford attended Progressive Conservative fundraiser despite ban

  Doug Ford attended Progressive Conservative fundraiser despite ban Doug Ford breached Ontario’s strict new campaign rules by attending a Progressive Conservative fundraiser last month, the Star has learned.As a result, Tory organizer Srini Suppiramaniam was fired Wednesday shortly after the Star inquired about the event.Ford participated in the $250-a-plate April 29 dinner at the Chandni Banquet Hall in Scarborough — held the same night as the Toronto Strong vigil for victims of the Yonge St. van attack.While his earlier attendance at the Mel Lastman Square vigil was included on the Tory leader’s official itinerary that is distributed to the media, the fundraiser was not.

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Doug Ford joins the Ontario PC leadership race. He trounced John Tory in Etobicoke, Scarborough and North York, the key parts of Toronto that the PCs must swing their way to form a majority provincial government.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford attended a fundraiser event in Scarborough on April 29. A campaign spokesperson said he was 'misinformed' about the nature of the event.© Nathan Denette/Canadian Press Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford attended a fundraiser event in Scarborough on April 29. A campaign spokesperson said he was 'misinformed' about the nature of the event.

The Progressive Conservatives have parted ways with a campaign organizer and promised to refund donations after Doug Ford attended a fundraiser in April, a breach of Ontario election law.

The event was held at Scarborough's Chandni Banquet Hall on April 29, the same evening as the #TorontoStrong vigil, where Ford also made an appearance.

Srini Suppiramaniam, a Tory organizer, was "removed from the campaign team" on Wednesday as a result.

Doug Ford facing more questions about controversies within his party

  Doug Ford facing more questions about controversies within his party Doug Ford facing more questions about controversies within his partyHe 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.

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" We have been made aware that the Leader was misinformed by the organizer about the nature of the event," said Ford campaign spokesperson Melissa Lantsman.

"Any money raised at the event that was given to the campaign as a donation will be returned to the donors and we will not accept any money from these guests going forward," she said, adding that Ford "takes full responsibility for what happened."

The party will be filing an infraction with Elections Ontario, as well, according to Lantsman.

Ontario's Election Finances Act bars MPPs and candidates who have secured a nomination and party leaders from attending fundraisers during campaigns.

According to a report in the Toronto Star, attendees paid $250 a plate — and $2,000 a piece for a seat at the head table — for the opportunity to meet Ford.

On Thursday morning, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath told reporters it was "surprising" that Ford participated in the dinner.

"It's pretty shocking that anybody would flout the rules so blatantly as Mr. Ford did," she said.

"Look, this is a party that was pretty visceral on their attack on the Liberal cash-for-access of fundraisers, and rightfully so."

Man dead, man seriously injured in shooting in Scarborough .
A man is dead and another man is seriously injured after a shooting in Scarborough early Sunday, Toronto police say. A man is dead and another man is seriously injured after a shooting in a residential area of Scarborough ear The shooting occurred on Milford Haven Drive, near Greenock Avenue, close to Ellesmere Road and Scarborough Golf Club Road, at about 3 a.m., police said. Both men were young adults, Toronto paramedics said. One was pronounced dead on scene.

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