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Premier Ford recommends principal secretary for OEB

Ontario Premier Doug Ford addresses the Ontario PC Convention in Toronto on Nov. 16, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is recommending his principal secretary for a full-time position at the Ontario Energy Board.

In a statement on Friday, Ford said he is putting Jenni Byrne’s name in for an appointment to a two-year term.

“I am pleased to put Jenni’s name forward to join the OEB,” the statement read.

“I know Jenni would work with her future colleagues on the Board, and the professionals at the OEB, to bring utility rates under control and make life more affordable for Ontario families and businesses.”

Byrne is one of Ford’s most seasoned advisors and previously worked under Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

“Jenni has been an invaluable resource not only to me and the staff in the Premier’s Office, but indeed to all members of the Government of the People,” the statement continued.

“I wish to sincerely thank her for dedication in working in the best interests of the people of Ontario.”

There has been no word on who would replace Byrne, should the appointment be approved.

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“it was the selection committee”; “someone else lowered the criteria”; “I only announced an intention but did not recommend” ; “the Cabinet did it”……..preparing Doug’s Speaking Notes.

January 11, 2019 at 11:41 am

So from personal secretary and campaign advisor to expert on the energy sector for our province……. I guess Doug has never heard of Nepotism or he just doesn’t care what the people of Ontario think. Is it her incomplete nursing degree that qualifies her for her appointment to the energy board or is it just the same old pat my back I will use taxpayer money to pat yours…….?

All I know is that I am getting really sick of living in a country/province where I have almost no respect for any of our government official.s

January 11, 2019 at 1:45 pm