Doug Ford compared himself to Tommy Douglas. Nothing could be further from the truth. - 2019-06-13
In the first week of June, Ontario Minister of Children, Community and Social Services Lisa MacLeod penned an op-ed in the Financial Post about how similar the PC government is to that of Tommy Douglas, former premier of Saskatchewan credited with introducing universal health care.
Doug Ford took to Twitter to link MacLeod's article and add a quote from it saying that Douglas would have "approved" of the current PC government. While many Canadians disagreed in the replies, the most significant retaliation came from actor Kiefer Sutherland, Douglas' grandson. He listed some of his grandfather's significant achievements as premier.
"In addition to balancing the budget of Saskatchewan, he also provided the province with paved roads, healthcare and electricity. Contrary to your argument, it was never at the expense of social and human services to those in need," his reply read.