Doug Ford's caucus crackdown shows his hypocrisy on democracy - 2020-07-24

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F94.png Doug Ford's caucus crackdown shows his hypocrisy on democracy July 24, 2020, Martin Regg Cohn, Opinion, Toronto Star

Bad enough that Doug Ford has become so addicted to emergency powers under cover of COVID-19. Now our all-powerful premier brooks no criticism from within.

This is double dictatorial jeopardy.

Ford's rapid-fire firing of PC backbencher Belinda Karahalios, who dared to vote against her own party this week, does more than deprive a majority government of internal feedback. It also sends a chilling public signal to his cowed caucus that they'd best think twice before holding any impure thoughts.

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{{cite news | first = Martin Regg | last = Cohn | title = Doug Ford's caucus crackdown shows his hypocrisy on democracy | url = https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2020/07/24/doug-fords-caucus-crackdown-shows-his-hypocrisy-on-democracy.html | work = Opinion | publisher = Toronto Star | date = July 24, 2020 | accessdate = July 25, 2020 }}