Doug Ford's disastrous agenda can be derailed by a massive grassroots movement - 2018-06-13

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F345.png Doug Ford's disastrous agenda can be derailed by a massive grassroots movement June 13, 2018, Martin Lukacs, The Guardian

The guardians of respectable opinion forecast that Doug Ford would never become Ontario's Premier. Now that he has, they are suggesting his reign might be orderly and painless.

While agreeing with his basic agenda, the Globe & Mail is crossing its fingers that Ford "moves slowly on the public-service layoffs and program cuts…to avoid strikes and social discord."

It's wishful thinking on every count. All indications point to Ford moving quickly and ruthlessly. He will try to govern through the "retroactive consensus" favoured by his right-wing provincial predecessors — ramming through policies, then hoping the demoralization and demobilization of the populace can be passed off as political approval.

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{{cite news | author = Martin Lukacs | title = Doug Ford's disastrous agenda can be derailed by a massive grassroots movement | url = https://www.theguardian.com/environment/true-north/2018/jun/13/doug-fords-disastrous-agenda-can-be-derailed-by-a-massive-grassroots-movement | work = The Guardian | date = June 13, 2018 | accessdate = May 1, 2019 }}