Thursday, June 27, 2019

Three more appointments revealed

In the midst of controversies over recent appointments, the Ontario government has revealed three more appointments to agriculture bodies.

Jennifer Doelman of Douglas has been appointed to a three-year term on the Grain Financial Protection Board.

K. Joy Levison of OroDemonte and Rita Spivak of Stratford have been appointed to three-year terms on College of Veterinarians of Ontario.

Three people picked by Dean French, top advisor to Premier Douglas Ford, for high-paying foreign postings had there appointments cancelled when backbenchers complained about blatant patronage.

Then French’s niece resigned from her appointment, but not until after Ford fired French. Ford has promised to review all appointments.

There was a long period of no appointments just before the election and for a couple of months after, but there have been many appointments in the last few months, including almost every board, commission and committee connected to agriculture.