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Ottawa, May 7 (Canadian-Media): Elections Ontario were asked by the Liberal Party of Ontario (Liberals) to investigate Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford’s use of campaign videos as not being identified to be created by Ford's party, media reports said.
Doug Ford. Image credit: Twitter handle
In a statement released Sunday, the Liberals had asked the chief electoral officer to look into Ford Nation Live, which produces TV-news style videos.
News about Ford’s campaign, where he shown in the website with staffers speaking directly to the camera and interviewing supporters using Ford Nation-branded microphones.
A note at the bottom of the website saying that it was authored by the CFO for the Ontario Progressive Conservative party.
“The Conservative campaign is not just misleading Ontarians, it may be running afoul of election laws,” a statement from the party says. “Nowhere on the Ford’s Fake News videos does the Conservative Party identify itself as having created it — a requirement in the Elections Financing Act.”
A spokeswoman for Ford says his campaign is not worried about the investigation request.
“Unlike Kathleen Wynne who is (campaigning) on the taxpayer’s dime, we are following the Elections Ontario rules,” said Melissa Lantsman.
Ford mentioned Ford Nation Live, at an event on Friday, saying that it would provide people at home with an opportunity to follow him on the campaign trail.