Grant LaFleche of The Standard published another great article on the “inside help” that Niagara Region’s CAO, Carmen D’Angelo, received as he was applying for that very same position. It appears that he received assistance right from a staffer in Regional Chairman Caslin’s office. The Regional Chair was also on the “selection committee”.
It’s a really great article to read and gives you insight into the monkey business happening at the regional level. The article also has some links to some documents that shows that the hiring process according to The Standard was “tainted”.
You can read the entire article here: https://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/news-story/8805544-caslin-s-office-helped-d-angelo-with-cao-application/
If not all of the document links open, you can view them directly here: https://www.scribd.com/user/95451357/Grant-LaFleche