COMMENTARY: Doug Ford's desire to settle scores overshadows his populism - 2019-06-07

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F0.png COMMENTARY: Doug Ford's desire to settle scores overshadows his populism June 7, 2019, Tasha Kheiriddin, Global News

A year ago, Doug Ford was elected premier of Ontario on a simple slogan: For the People.

Taking a page from Donald Trump's populist playbook, he bashed the elites, promised to fix provincial finances, and vowed to make Ontario "open for business." Weary of 14 years of Liberal rule, voters gave him 76 of 124 seats in the legislature.

On election night, at party headquarters, Ford's name was plastered everywhere; the Progressive Conservative Party logo was a mere afterthought. It was a masterstroke of rebranding — and a harbinger of what was to come.

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