May 10th, 2022

Second Conservative MPP pocketed a $23,000 top-up from riding donors and taxpayers

Another of Doug Ford’s Conservatives took a $23,000 top-up from his PC riding association, even though he also gets a cabinet minister’s salary and expenses.

Kaleed Rasheed, the Conservative’s Associate Minister of Digital Government, pocketed $11,000 in 2019 and $12,000 in 2020. The Conservatives list both top-ups as “MPP allowance.”

Yesterday, the NDP revealed Ford’s candidate in Nepean, Lisa MacLeod, pocketed over $44,000 in top-ups from her riding’s account, funded by Conservative donors and a public subsidy.

Waterloo NDP Candidate Catherine Fife: “This is a pattern for Ford’s Conservatives to use their riding associations as a kind of personal ATM. They personally get ahead while they make choices that drive costs up for everyone else.”