Canadian News Apr 12, 2021 7:23 PM EST

Doug Ford warns leakers to stop leaking to journalists, according to leaker

The source said that Brian Lilley and CTV's Colin D'Mello were both specifically named as journalists of concern.

Doug Ford warns leakers to stop leaking to journalists, according to leaker
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The Ontario PC Party caucus was given a stern warning by Premier Doug Ford and Conservative strategist Kory Teneycke to stop leaking news tips to reporters, according to a news tip leaked to The Toronto Sun's Brian Lilley.

The source said that Brian Lilley and CTV's Colin D'Mello were both specifically named as journalists of concern.

In a tweet, D'Mello raised concerns over why Teneycke, "whose lobbying firm Rubicon Strategy has lobbied the Ford government on behalf of Amazon recently" was addressing caucus.

Teneycke served as the former vice-president of Sun News Network before its demise in 2015. He was also Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Director of Communications, and was the campaign manager for the Progressive Conservatives during the 2018 Ontario election.

D'Mello and Lilley are among a list of journalists who have reportedly received leaked information from the Ford caucus, often giving Ontarians a heads-up on big COVID-related updates before the Ford government is able to announce them.

This includes Ford's most recent stay-at-home order, rumoured travel restrictions within the province, and the pulling of the "emergency brake" measures.

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