OPP reviewing allegations of 'illegal and unregistered' lobbying of Premier Doug Ford
Ontario premier denied allegations during question period on Thursday
Allegations that Ontario Premier Doug Ford is being lobbied in an illegal manner will be reviewed by the Ontario Provincial Police, the force said in a letter to an NDP MPP.
In a March 21 communication sent to NDP MPP Taras Natyshak, the OPP said its anti-rackets unit will handle the review.
Ford's office has consistently denied any wrongdoing. During question period at the Ontario legislature on Thursday, Ford again said the allegations were untrue.
"There's no illegal lobbying going on, very simple. No one can influence our team, no one can buy our team," Ford said.
"Very simply, if you want to talk to the government, call me on my cellphone, we hand [the number] out anyways."
CBC Toronto is attempting to contact the OPP for more information about where its review stands.