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NDP asks ethics watchdog to investigate infamous Vegas trip

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Oct 20th, 2023
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Developer Shakir Rehmatullah (left) and Kaleed Rasheed (right), PC MPP and current cabinet minister, in January 2019.Rasheed’s Twitter/@krasheedmpp

From Barrie Today, October 18, 2023 by Charlie Pinkerton

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on The Trillium, a Village Media website devoted exclusively to covering provincial politics at Queen’s Park.

RCMP’s ongoing investigation into Greenbelt could keep Ontario’s integrity commissioner from digging into it himself

Ontario’s integrity commissioner could take another look at the infamous Las Vegas trip that precipitated resignations by a member of Premier Doug Ford’s cabinet and his housing policy director ahead of his Greenbelt walk-back.

On Wednesday, NDP Leader Marit Stiles requested integrity commissioner J. David Wake dig deeper into the trip, beyond his brief probe as part of his earlier Greenbelt investigation.

As part of the work leading to his bombshell Aug. 30 report, Wake interviewed MPP Kaleed Rasheed, developer Shakir Rehmatullah, and two others associated with the government about the early 2020 Las Vegas trip that The Trillium broke the news about over the summer.

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