Doug Ford discovers that cheap beer and cheaper gas won't fuel a political honeymoon - 2019-08-12

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F94.png Doug Ford discovers that cheap beer and cheaper gas won't fuel a political honeymoon August 12, 2019, Martin Regg Cohn, Toronto Star

Both were founded on falsehoods designed to buy votes no matter the cost, but Ford staked enormous political capital and personal credibility on these campaign promises. They embodied Ford's brand as a man of the people who claimed to helm Ontario's "Government For the People."

A year later, the numbers aren't looking good for Ford — both fiscal and political. Virtually every opinion poll shows Ford's popularity has plummeted as his credibility has dissipated — not least because two of his signature promises from last year lie in ruins today.

First, the false promise of cheap beer:

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