Doug Ford's 'dial-a-premier' never worked - 2019-07-22
Ontario Premier Doug Ford seems to really like the idea that he can make a big difference. Not by directing policy as the head of the largest provincial government, mind you, but individually through a personal connection.
He once answered the concerns of the Black community by noting that he brings Black kids to his cottage. And until this week the premier routinely handed out his cell phone number and urged people with issues to call him.
The premier learned this just-call-me form of governing from his brother Rob, the late Toronto mayor.