The Ontario Liberal Party is asking the Ontario Provincial Police to investigate the creation of 15 companies linked to a Progressive Conservative MPP who’s seeking re-election on June 2.
Documents viewed by CBC News, which the Liberals said were sent directly to OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique, show Vincent Ke’s staff and their family members set up a series of corporations after he was elected as MPP for the Toronto riding of Don Valley North in 2018.
The Liberal party doesn’t make any allegations of wrongdoing but is urging the police force to look into the matter.
In a letter to police, Ontario Liberal Party Executive Director Ian Hall questions why Ke’s staff would be in involved in so many “shell corporations” following his election to the Legislature.
“Having researched the matter, we have concerns that these actions may constitute a potential breach of trust,” writes Hall in the letter, dated Tuesday.
“I believe these are serious matters of public trust that warrant a thorough investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police, the letter continues.
CBC News has requested comment from Ke and the Ontario PC Party.
CBC News has also contacted the OPP to ask whether or not it will investigate the matter.
One corporation received government funding this year
One of the corporations linked to Ke received $25,000 from the provincial government in February of 2022.
The Agincourt Chinese Canadian Association received a grant to train 40 seniors “to become mental health volunteers/ambassadors to provide group support for participants,” says a government news release.
The Liberal party’s letter says the apparent pattern of Ke’s staff being involved with the companies raises questions.
“It is important that the air be cleared around this and that these individuals are not abusing Mr. Ke’s role as a member of provincial parliament,” writes Hall in the letter.
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