Doug Ford gives $165,000 taxpayer-funded patronage jobs to a 26-year-old, Rob Ford’s former chief of staff and a failed PC candidate
UPDATE: Ford’s office has announced the appointments of Tyler Albrecht and Taylor Shields have been revoked.
Doug Ford has appointed a slew of taxpayer-funded “agents-general” to London, Dallas, Chicago and New York, positions designed to attract investment and grow.
Doug Ford’s new appointments continue his tradition of appointing PC insiders and personal friends to high-paying government jobs while at the same time firing health care workers and cutting teaching positions.
Tyler Albrecht was appointed to New York City. Albrecht is a 26-year-old who recently graduated from university. He has ties to Doug Ford’s chief of staff through their involvement in lacrosse.
Former chief of staff to former Toronto mayor Rob Ford Earl Provost was appointed to the city of Chicago. He joined Ford’s team only one month ago as a senior policy adviser.
Former PC Party President Jag Badwal was appointed to the city of Dallas, and Taylor Shields, a marketing executive, who will serve in London. It is unclear if there is any relationship between Shields and the PCs.
Ford’s spokesperson called each person “highly qualified.”