Among Doug Ford's PCs, yet another candidate with bigoted views emerges - 2018-05-11

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F94.png Among Doug Ford's PCs, yet another candidate with bigoted views emerges May 11, 2018, Shree Paradkar, Toronto Star

If a man is known by the company he keeps, in politics and especially before an election, said company has been known to make or break the man's chances. But in the past 18 months, thanks to the outsized influence of our southern neighbour, politicians have slid from contrition to shamelessness in their associations. Where mere months ago, a Canadian conservative could be damned for trying to divide the country by blowing the dog whistle of "Canadian values," today a Canadian conservative can court far more overt divisiveness without fear of consequence.

And so Doug Ford, pitching himself as worthy of leading Ontario and careful not to say anything openly discriminatory himself, appears to feel no compunction being surrounded by those who do.

The latest in the list of dubious people who want to be part of Ford's team is Merrilee Fullerton, the PC candidate for Kanata-Carleton.

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{{cite news | author = Shree Paradkar | title = Among Doug Ford's PCs, yet another candidate with bigoted views emerges | url = https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2018/05/11/among-doug-fords-pcs-yet-another-candidate-with-bigoted-views-emerges.html | work = Toronto Star | date = May 11, 2018 | accessdate = April 25, 2019 }}